Long-Run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education

78 Pages Posted: 21 May 2019

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Adam Lavecchia

McMaster University

Philip Oreopoulos

University of Toronto - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

Robert Brown

Toronto District School Board

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Abstract

We estimate long-run impacts to the Pathways to Education program, a comprehensive set of coaching, tutoring, group activities and financial incentives offered to disadvantaged students beginning in Grade 9. High school administrative records are matched to income tax records to follow individuals up to the age of 28, even when they leave the household or province. We find significant positive effects on persistence in postsecondary education institutions, earnings and employment. Program eligibility increased adult annual earnings by 19 percent, employment by 14 percent and reduced social assistance (welfare) receipt by more than a third.

Keywords: comprehensive high school student coaching, tutoring, financial support, Pathways to Education, long run effects

JEL Classification: I2, I26, I28, J18

Suggested Citation

Lavecchia, Adam and Oreopoulos, Philip and Brown, Robert, Long-Run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12203. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3390190

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