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Early truancy intervention: Results of an evaluation using a regression discontinuity design

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  • Thomas, Johanna M.
  • Lemieux, Catherine M.
  • Rhodes, Judith L.F.
  • Vlosky, Denese Ashbaugh
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    This study evaluates the effectiveness of a truancy reduction program. A Regression Discontinuity design was used to assess attendance outcomes for 700 children. Approximately half received a case management intervention, while the other half received a warning letter, only. Truancy rates in the control group remained at the pre-intervention levels, while truancy in the treatment group significantly declined (pÂ

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Children and Youth Services Review.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (September)
    Pages: 1563-1572

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:33:y:2011:i:9:p:1563-1572

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    Keywords: Program evaluation Regression discontinuity Truancy Early intervention;

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    1. David S. Lee & Thomas Lemieux, 2009. "Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics," NBER Working Papers 14723, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Jens Ludwig & Douglas L. Miller, 2005. "Does Head Start Improve Children's Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design," NBER Working Papers 11702, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. J. Scott Long & Jeremy Freese, 2006. "Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables using Stata, 2nd Edition," Stata Press books, StataCorp LP, edition 2, number long2, April.
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