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Essays in Applied Microeconomics

Turner, Lesley Jeanne

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.

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Academic Units
Economics
Thesis Advisors
Urquiola, Miguel S.
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
May 7, 2012
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