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dc.contributor.authorSjoquist, David L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinters, John V.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:06:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:06:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62455-
dc.description.abstractWe examine the effects of recently adopted state merit-based financial aid programs on college attendance and degree completion. Our primary analysis uses microdata from the 2000 Census and 2001-2010 American Community Survey to estimate the effects of merit programs on educational outcomes for 25 merit aid adopting states. We also utilize administrative data for the University System of Georgia to look more in depth at the effects of the HOPE Scholarship on degree completion in Georgia. We find strong consistent evidence that state merit aid programs have no meaningfully positive effect on college completion. Coefficient estimates for our preferred specifications are small and statistically insignificant. State merit aid programs do not appear to increase the percentage of young people with a college education.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6801en_US
dc.subject.jelH75en_US
dc.subject.jelI23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmerit aiden_US
dc.subject.keywordHOPEen_US
dc.subject.keywordcollege attainmenten_US
dc.subject.keyworddegree completionen_US
dc.subject.keywordhigher educationen_US
dc.titleState merit-based financial aid programs and college attainmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn722488211en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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