Department of Economics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|April 2014||Promise Scholarship Programs as Place-Making Policy: Evidence from School Enrollment and Housing Prices|
with Randall Walsh: w20056
Following the example of the Kalamazoo Promise initiated in 2005, place-based "Promise'' scholarship programs have proliferated over the past 8 years. These programs guarantee money towards the costs of attendance at selected colleges and universities provided that a student has resided and attended school within a particular public school district continuously for at least the four years prior to graduation. While some early programs have been studied in isolation, the impact of such programs in general is not well understood. In addition, although there is substantial and controversial variation from the original program's design, there is no direct evidence on how outcomes vary along with these design choices. We use a difference-in-difference approach to compare the evolution of both s...
Published: Michael LeGower & Randall Walsh, 2017. "Promise scholarship programs as place-making policy: Evidence from school enrollment and housing prices," Journal of Urban Economics, vol 101, pages 74-89.