Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149099
Authors: 
Jones, Maggie
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Queen's Economics Department Working Paper 1373
Abstract: 
I examine the effect of student aid on the distribution of educational attainment in the context of a post-secondary funding program for Indigenous students in Canada. I show that student aid programs targeted at marginalized groups can increase average educational attainment; however, these benefits are driven by an increase in college training, not in the number of university degrees. For students living in remote communities that face above average costs to graduating high school, the elimination of post-secondary funding programs can have adverse effects on high school graduation rates, highlighting the importance of considering the effect of student aid on the entire distribution of educational attainment.
Subjects: 
Education
post-secondary funding
student aid
education choice
JEL: 
I21
I22
I28
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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