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Eligibility for federal financial aid strongly impacts potential students’ decisions about going to college

Owens, Emily and Lovenheim, Michael (2014) Eligibility for federal financial aid strongly impacts potential students’ decisions about going to college. LSE American Politics and Policy (13 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Every year, the U.S government gives billions in financial aid for people on low incomes who want to go to college. But is this federal spending actually effective in closing the education gap between low and high income Americans? By examining the period between 2001 and 2006, when those who had been convicted of drug offenses were banned from federal aid, Emily Owens and Michael Lovenheim find that without aid, students are forced to delay their college entry by two years, and are generally less likely to enroll in college. They also find that the ban on aid did not deter young people from committing drug offences.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 09:41
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58776

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