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Some Problems with For-Profit Schools
A for-profit education company that has received more than $11 billion in government-funded student aid has agreed to pay $95 million and forgive $103 million in student loans to settle claims that it illegally incentivized recruiters and exaggerated the career-placement abilities of its schools. NBER researchers have made several in-depth studies of such schools.
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US reaches $95.5M settlement in for-profit education case
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Job applicants with degrees from for-profit schools less likely to get callbacks
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
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Who Is Admitted to Gifted and Talented Education?
The admissions gap between disadvantaged students and higher-income white students could be sharply reduced if universal screening were used to supplement the traditional referral process, according to research summarized in the November edition of The NBER Digest. Other featured research in this months Digest examines the impact of workfare in India, the effect of the single currency on productivity growth in southern Europe, reasons for early Social Security claiming, the growing importance of social skills in the labor market, and the effects of government-assisted mortgage refinancing on consumer spending.
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New research into how American businesses are owned and taxed was a central topic at the annual NBER Conference of Tax Policy and the Economy. Videos of all presentations of research at the conference are now available here.
Corporate Liquidity Management: Cash Remains King
Corporate holdings of liquid assets are at their highest levels since World War II, both in terms of absolute values and as a fraction of total corporate assets, Murillo Campello writes in the latest edition of the quarterly NBER Reporter. Apple Inc., alone, reports holding cash comparable to the GDP of Portugal or Greece. Why? Read Campello's article or download a pdf of the 2015:3 Reporter.