Pekkala Kerr, Sari Pekkarinen, Tuomas Sarvimäki, Matti Uusitalo, Roope
Year of Publication:
IZA Discussion Papers 9372
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.
education information earnings randomized field experiments