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dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Planas, Núriaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:31:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:31:33Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36767-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is the first to use a randomized trial in the US to analyze the short- and long-term impacts of an after-school program that offered disadvantaged high-school youth: mentoring, educational services, and financial rewards to attend program activities, complete high-school and enroll in post-secondary education on youths' engagement in risky behaviors, such as substance abuse, criminal activity, and teenage childbearing. Outcomes were measured at three different points in time, when youths were in their late-teens, and when they were in their early- and their late-twenties. Overall the program was unsuccessful at reducing risky behaviors. Heterogeneity matters in that perverse effects are concentrated among certain subgroups, such as males, older youths, and youths from sites where youths received higher amount of stipends. We claim that this evidence is consistent with different models of youths' behavioral response to economic incentives. In addition, beneficial effects found in those sites in which QOP youths represented a large fraction of the entering class of 9th graders provides hope for these type of programs when operated in small communities and supports the hypothesis of peer effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x4968en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAfter-school programen_US
dc.subject.keywordshort-, medium- and long-term effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordbehavioral modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpeer effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcriminal activityen_US
dc.subject.keywordteen childbearing and substance abuseen_US
dc.subject.stwJugendpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwBildungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwAusbildungsfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwJugendlicheen_US
dc.subject.stwRandgruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleMentoring, educational services, and economic incentives: Longer-term evidence on risky behaviors from a randomized trialen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn627229964en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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