Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124896
Authors: 
Pekkala Kerr, Sari
Pekkarinen, Tuomas
Sarvimäki, Matti
Uusitalo, Roope
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9372
Abstract: 
We examine the impact of an information intervention offered to 97 randomly chosen high schools in Finland. Graduating students in treatment schools were surveyed and given information on the labor market prospects associated with detailed post-secondary programs. A third of the students report that the intervention led them to update their beliefs. Experimental estimates suggest that it also affected the application behavior of the least informed students. However, this group of affected students is not sufficiently large for the intervention to have an average impact on applications or enrollment.
Subjects: 
education
information
earnings
randomized field experiments
JEL: 
J24
I23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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