Should Student Employment Be Subsidized? Conditional Counterfactuals and the Outcomes of Work-Study Participation
By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Veronica Minaya | September 2014
Using two waves of the Beginning Postsecondary Student survey, this paper provides the first national estimates of the effect of the Federal Work-Study program on students’ academic and future labor market outcomes. A version of this paper appears in the Economics of Education Review.
Institutional Determinants of Labor Market Outcomes for Community College Students in North Carolina
By: Arne L. Kalleberg & Michael Dunn | August 2014
Using multilevel modeling, the authors estimate the impact of community college characteristics on the earnings of first-time college students who enrolled in the North Carolina Community College System in 2002–03. A version of this paper appears in the Community College Review.
By: Clive Belfield, Yuen Ting Liu, & Madeline Joy Trimble | March 2014
In this study, the authors examine medium-term returns to diplomas, certificates, and degrees for first-time college students who enrolled in the North Carolina Community College System in 2002–03. A version of this paper is available in the Economics of Education Review.
By: Yuen Ting Liu & Clive Belfield | January 2014
Using student progression and earnings data in two states, this paper examines labor market outcomes for students who enrolled at for-profit colleges after beginning their postsecondary education in community college. The authors find significant penalties for transferring to a for-profit college instead of a public or private nonprofit college.
Based primarily on a report by CAPSEE researchers, this brief examines the rapid growth of for-profit colleges, the outcomes of students who attend for-profits, and the current federal policies that govern these institutions.
Improving Students’ College Math Readiness: A Review of the Evidence on Postsecondary Interventions and Reforms
By: Michelle Hodara | July 2013
This paper reviews current research on the effectiveness of interventions and reforms that seek to improve the math preparedness and success of high school students entering college.
By: David Deming, Claudia Goldin, & Lawrence Katz | Spring 2013
In this article, the authors look at the students who attend for-profits, the reasons they choose these schools, and student outcomes on a number of broad measures and draw several conclusions. This paper appears in The Future of Children.
By: David Deming, Claudia Goldin, & Lawrence Katz | February 2012
This paper describes the schools, students, and programs in the for-profit higher education sector, its phenomenal recent growth, and its relationship to the federal and state governments. A version of this paper also appears in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.