Project 8: Federal Work-Study

Judith Scott-Clayton–CCRC

This analysis of data is from cohorts of two- and four-year entrants to Florida’s public higher education system between 1991–92 and 2003–04. These data are matched to administrative state employment and earnings records. The researchers will examine the effects of mixing work and schooling on employment and educational outcomes. Specifically, they will study the effects of access to the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program, which encourages on-campus work, on educational and labor market outcomes up to five years following anticipated college graduation date. They will use a difference-in-difference with instrumental variables strategy using the fact that FWS funds are allocated somewhat idiosyncratically across schools.

Related Publication:
What Explains Trends in Labor Supply Among U.S. Undergraduates, 1970–2009? (An NBER Working Paper)

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