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Does financial aid help poor students succeed in college?

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  • Wang, Xiaobing
  • Liu, Chengfang
  • Zhang, Linxiu
  • Yue, Ai
  • Shi, Yaojiang
  • Chu, James
  • Rozelle, Scott
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    The rapid expansion of enrollment capacity in China's colleges since the late 1990s has come at the price of high tuition hikes. China's government has put forth financial aid programs to enable poor students to access higher education. Although studies have shown that poor high school students are indeed able to attend college when their test scores are high enough (that is, few are unable to attend when they are qualified to attend), the literature has not explored whether poor students have sufficient amounts of aid to thrive in college.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal China Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 27-43

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:25:y:2013:i:c:p:27-43

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    Keywords: College; Financial aid; Stress; Self-esteem; Randomized controlled trial; China;

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    1. Liu, Chengfang & Zhang, Linxiu & Luo, Renfu & Wang, Xiaobing & Rozelle, Scott & Sharbono, Brian & Adams, Jennifer & Shi, Yaojiang & Yue, Ai & Li, Hongbin & Glauben, Thomas, 2011. "Early commitment on financial aid and college decision making of poor students: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in rural China," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 627-640, August.
    2. Edward Miguel & Michael Kremer, 2004. "Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 72(1), pages 159-217, 01.
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