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After-School Program Effects on Behavior: Results from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program National Evaluation

6 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2008  

Susanne James-Burdumy

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Mark Dynarski

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John Deke

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Abstract

This paper presents evidence on after-school programs effects on behavior from the national evaluation of the U.S. Department of Educations 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school program. Findings come from both of the studys components: (1) an elementary school component based on random assignment of 2,308 students in 12 school districts and (2) a middle school component based on a matched comparison design including 4,264 students in 32 districts. Key findings include higher levels of negative behavior for elementary students and some evidence of higher levels of negative behaviors for middle school students. (JEL I21)

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James-Burdumy, Susanne and Dynarski, Mark and Deke, John, After-School Program Effects on Behavior: Results from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program National Evaluation. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 13-18, January 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1105979 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7295.2007.00074.x

Susanne James-Burdumy (Contact Author)

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Mark Dynarski

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John Deke

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