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Essays in Applied Microeconomics

Lesley Jeanne Turner

Title:
Essays in Applied Microeconomics
Author(s):
Turner, Lesley Jeanne
Thesis Advisor(s):
Urquiola, Miguel S.
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Type:
Theses
Degree:
Ph.D., Columbia University
Department(s):
Economics
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Abstract:
This dissertation broadly focuses on the role government should play in providing and financing education. The first chapter estimates the economic incidence of need-based student aid, one tool intended to ameliorate credit constraints in the market for higher education. The second chapter examines whether government programs providing support to low-income families should explicitly support or deny access to higher education by analyzing the impact of college attendance on the labor market outcomes of current and former welfare recipients. Chapter 3 focuses on publicly provided education at the primary and secondary levels, and estimates the impact of a teacher incentive pay program on student achievement.
Subject(s):
Economics
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