Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and EmploymentResearch on the employment and earnings benefits associated with postsecondary education pathways
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment
The Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) carries out research in partnership with five states—California, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia—to better understand the employment and earnings benefits associated with a broad range of postsecondary education pathways, including those at the subbaccalaureate level. CAPSEE also seeks to identify policies that improve completion rates along pathways leading to strong economic returns. The Center was established in summer 2011 through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Fixed-Effects Model in Returns to Schooling and Its Application to Community Colleges: A Methodological Note
By: Susan Dynarski, Brian Jacob, & Daniel Kreisman | December 2016
In this short piece, the authors use data from Michigan to test the common-trends assumption that underlies the individual fixed-effects estimation strategy.
By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Lauren Schudde | December 2016
This paper illustrates student responses to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as well as the tradeoffs faced by a social planner weighing whether to set performance standards in the context of need-based aid.
By: Vivian Yuen Ting Liu | November 2016
Using proximity to the closest four-year college as an instrumental variable, this paper analyzes public higher education data from an anonymous state to examine how enrolling in summer credits can impact college and labor market outcomes.