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Title:Mentoring, educational services, and incentives to learn: What do we know about them? PDF Logo
Authors:Rodríguez-Planas, Núria
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5255
Abstract:This paper reviews recent studies on the effectiveness of services and incentives offered to disadvantaged youth. We focus our analysis on three types of interventions: mentoring, educational services, and financial rewards. The objective of this article is threefold. First, we explain alternative theoretical points of view in favor (or against - when applicable) each of these interventions. Then, we discuss how recent empirical work has affected that view, and we summarize the latest findings. We conclude with a discussion on what questions remain to be examined. Our hope is that this article will serve as a resource for those seeking to understand what educational interventions work and for whom, and to use as a starting point to illuminate the debate on where to go next.
Subjects:cognitive and non-cognitive skills
intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
at-risk youth
resilience
deviancy training
deterrence
primary- and high-school
post-secondary education
remedial programs
incentives on inputs and outputs
JEL:C93
I21
I22
I28
J24
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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