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True Colors: How Ethnic Studies Courses Can Help Minority High School Students

New research shows promising impacts of Ethnic Studies courses for students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

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Does Access to School-Based Healthcare Reduce Teen Birth Rates and Lead to More High School Completion?

Research suggests that school-based healthcare reduces teen fertility, but does not substantially reduce high school dropout rates.

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The Impact of College Grant Aid Programs on Borrowing

Benjamin Marx and Lesley Turner use regression discontinuity to measure the impact of the Pell Grant Program on the borrowing decisions and educational attainment of college students at The City University of New York.

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You Earned It: How Simple Reminders Lead to Increases in Tax Filing and EITC Receipt

Participants who received tax filing reminders in both 2014 and 2015 had higher filing rates than individuals who received no reminders, as well as those who only received one in 2014.

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The Inequality of Poverty: How Places, Parents, and Poverty Affect the Gender Gap

The environment in which children grow up affects the economic outcomes of men and women differently.

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How Temporary Incentives Can Increase Long-Run Productivity in Clinics

A recent study shows that temporary financial incentives can motivate long-run changes in clinic routines, overcoming the initial costs of inertia and allowing them to implement more effective and efficient practices.

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Assessing the Impact of Paid (Paternity) Leave

What happens when fathers are offered the option of taking time off of work during the first days following their child's birth?

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Taking a Closer Look at Elderly Medicaid Recipients

Understanding how elderly individuals ultimately rely on Medicaid could be key to implementing changes that protect the fiscal longevity of both Medicaid and Medicare.

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More Money, More Problems: The Impact of Tuition Increases on Undocumented Student Achievement

Research on the impact of a tuition increase for undocumented students in the City University of New York (CUNY) system shows that higher costs significantly reduce degree completion by increasing drop-out rates for newer students and reducing the number of credits earned by remaining students. This evidence suggests that tuition subsidies not only encourage undocumented students to attend college but also help ensure they complete college upon enrollment.

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Hidden Costs of High-Deductible Plans

A very large firm switched from completely subsidized insurance plans to high-deductible insurance plans, resulting in a reduction of 13 percent in total health spending. Evidence suggests that consumers are potentially reducing both wasteful and needed medical care, thus behaving counter to their financial and medical interests.

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