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Longer-term Impacts of Mentoring, Educational Services, and Incentives to Learn: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in the United States

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  • Núria Rodríquez-Planas

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This paper is the first to use a randomized trial in the US to analyze the short- and long-term educational and employment impacts of an afterschool program that offered disadvantaged high-school youth: mentoring, educational services, and financial rewards with the objective to improve high-school graduation and postsecondary schooling enrollment. The short-term hefty beneficial average impacts quickly faded away. Heterogeneity matters. While encouraging results are found for younger youth, and when the program is implemented in relatively small communities of 9th graders; detrimental long- lived outcomes are found for males, and when case managers are partially compensated by incentive payments and students receive more regular reminders of incentives.

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Paper provided by Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) in its series UFAE and IAE Working Papers with number 821.10.

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Length: 57
Date of creation: 03 May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:aub:autbar:821.10

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Keywords: short-; medium- and long-term effects; after-school programs; intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; and educational and employment outcomes.;

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