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    • Can a Broader Education Narrow the Gap? Evidence on Non-Academic Features of Schooling 

      Sorensen, Lucy (2016)
      Empirical studies of education programs and systems, by nature, rely upon use of student outcomes that are measurable. Often, these come in the form of test scores. However, in light of growing evidence about the long-run ...
    • Essays in the Economics of Education 

      Shi, Ying (2017)
      This dissertation comprises three essays in the economics of education. I begin with a paper that evaluates the effectiveness of selective secondary schools. An unique admissions context permits identifying the causal benefits ...
    • Essays on Education Policy 

      Francis, Dania Veronica (2013)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on the topic of education policy. In the first essay, I evaluate the impacts of a teacher quality equity law that was enacted in California in the fall of 2006 prohibiting ...
    • Essays on NYC High Schools 

      Hu, Weiwei (2015)
      Over my Ph.D. study, I work on various projects about the school choice reform in New York City, with a special focus on understanding how students or parents choose high schools and evaluating education policies. Specifically, ...
    • From the Streets to the Classrooms: The Politics of Education Spending in Mexico 

      Fernandez, Marco Antonio (2012)
      This dissertation examines the political determinants of government spending across different levels of education. What are the political motivations that drive budgetary decisions on primary, secondary, and tertiary education? ...
    • Making Good Citizens: Policy Approaches to Increasing Civic Participation 

      Holbein, John B. (2016)
      In this dissertation, I explore the impact of several public policies on civic participation. Using a unique combination of school administrative and public–use voter files and methods for causal inference, I evaluate the ...
    • School District Student Assignment and Reassignment Policies 

      Weiss, Sara Tova Pilzer (2013)
      This dissertation examines the interplay between school district assignment and reassignment policies and the elementary public school parents select for their children. The sample in all chapters includes the third and ...
    • The Effect of Commercial Sanitary Pad Use on School Attendance and Health of Adolescents in Western Kenya 

      Stopford, Amy Louise (2011)
      This mixed-method cross-sectional study evaluated the effect of commercial sanitary pads on school attendance and symptoms of vaginal infections in rural Kenyan adolescents aged 11-18. It also provides contextual information ...