Longer-term impacts of mentoring, educational services, and learning incentives: Evidence from a randomized trial in the United States

Núria Rodríguez-Planas

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a randomized evaluation of a program designed to improve high school graduation and postsecondary education enrollment among low-performing high school students. Treated youths were offered mentoring, educational services, and financial rewards. The program was evaluated when the youths were 19, 21, and 24 years old. Treated youthsobtained their high school diplomas earlier and were more likely than controls to attend postsecondary education. Five years after the end of the program, we find no significant overall effects of this intervention on employment outcomes. The program improved outcomes to a greater extent for the female enrollees than the male ones.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)121-139
    JournalAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics
    Volume4
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012

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