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Improving the Outcomes of Youth with Medical Limitations Through Comprehensive Training and Employment Services: Evidence from the National Job Corps Study
Analysis of National Job Corps Study data shows larger earning impacts for youth with medical limitations compared to others, and a reduced reliance on disability benefits. The Job Corps program warrants greater attention as an option for improving the adult outcomes of youth with disabilities.
The Labor Market Consequences of Receiving Disability Benefits During Childhood
This paper explores the causal impact of receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits during childhood on labor market earnings and SSI benefit receipt in adulthood.
Market Signals: Evidence on the Determinants and Consequences of School Choice from a Citywide Lottery
In this paper, we estimate school-choice preferences revealed by the rank-ordered lists submitted by more than 22,000 applicants to a citywide lottery for more than 100 traditional and charter public schools in Washington, DC.
Gender Gaps in Time Use and Earnings: What's Norms Got to Do With It?
This research assesses the extent to which norms related to behaviors at home and work and to parenting might affect gender differences in time allocation, earnings, and employment.
How Learning About One's Ability Affects Educational Investments: Evidence from the Advanced Placement Program
In 2013, students who scored high enough on the PSAT received a message about their potential to succeed in Advanced Placement coursework. Students who received the message were 49 percentage points more likely to participate in AP classes, but only if they were prompted by a survey to look for the message.
What Works for Whom? A Bayesian Approach to Channeling Big Data Streams for Policy Analysis
In the coming years, public programs will continuously capture even more and richer data than they do now, including data from web-based tools used by participants in employment services, from tablet-based educational curricula, and from electronic health records for Medicaid beneficiaries, for example.
What's the Secret Ingredient? Searching for Policies and Practices that Make Charter Schools Successful
This paper summarizes research on charter school impacts on achievement, and examines which factors and policies are most strongly associated with successful charter schools.
Teacher and Teaching Effects on Students' Academic Behaviors and Mindsets
A growing body of evidence has identified a range of academic behaviors and mindsets other than test scores as important contributors to children’s long-term success. The authors extend a complementary line of research focusing on the role that teachers play in developing these outcomes.
Do Charter Schools Improve Student Achievement? Evidence from a National Randomized Study
This paper looks at findings from the first national randomized study of the impacts of charter schools on student achievement.
Supplying Disadvantaged Schools with Effective Teachers: Experimental Evidence on Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America
Teach For America (TFA) is an important but controversial source of teachers for hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty U.S. schools. We present findings from the first large-scale experimental study of secondary math teachers from TFA.