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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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  • Thomas, Johanna M. & Lemieux, Catherine M. & Rhodes, Judith L.F. & Vlosky, Denese Ashbaugh, 2011. "Early truancy intervention: Results of an evaluation using a regression discontinuity design," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(9), pages 1563-1572, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:33:y:2011:i:9:p:1563-1572
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    1. David S. Lee & Thomas Lemieux, 2010. "Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, pages 281-355.
    2. Jens Ludwig & Douglas L. Miller, 2007. "Does Head Start Improve Children's Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 122(1), pages 159-208.
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