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Explaining Trends in High School Graduation: The Changing Elementary and Secondary Education Policy Landscape and Income Inequality over the Last Half Century

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo

in Human Capital in History: The American Record

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Goldin and Katz (2008) document the key role that the educational attainment of native-born workers in the U.S. has played in determining changing returns to skill and income distribution in the ... More


The GED Testing Program Induces Students to Drop Out

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Paul A. Lafontaine, and Pedro L. Rodríguez

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The option to obtain a General Educational Development (GED) certificate changes the incentives facing high school students. This chapter evaluates the effect of three different GED policy ... More


The Mexican American Second Generation in Census 2000: Education and Earnings

Joel Perlmann

in The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707425
eISBN:
9780814705384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707425.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter deploys a methodological innovation to address the often-feared possibility that the Mexican American second generation will assimilate “downward” and develop into an underclass. To ... More


Technology Adoption from Hybrid Corn to Beta-Blockers

Jonathan Skinner and Douglas Staiger

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter returns to a forty-year-old debate between Griliches and sociologists who emphasized the structure of organizations, informal networks, and “change agents” as forces affecting the ... More


Up$tart

David Stoesz

in Building Better Social Programs: How Evidence Is Transforming Public Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190945572
eISBN:
9780190945602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945572.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Up$tart bundles applications for social benefits—Pell Grants, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—in order to generate income for poor students, increasing ... More


The Diverse US Higher Education System

Robert B. Archibald

in The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190251918
eISBN:
9780190251949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251918.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The American higher education system consists of over 4,700 institutions educating over twenty-one million students. The most striking feature of this system is its diversity. There is no “typical ... More


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