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Increasing Community College Completion Rates among Low-Income Students: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of a Case Management Intervention

William N. Evans, Melissa S. Kearney, Brendan C. Perry, James X. Sullivan

NBER Working Paper No. 24150
Issued in December 2017

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We are indebted to Erin Byrne and Luke Horvath for their project and research support and we gratefully acknowledge the research assistance of Sreeraahul Kancherla, Fernando Saltiel, and Tim Seida. The paper has benefitted from comments from Susan Dynarski, Josh Goodman, Jonathon Guryan, Judy Hellerstein, Brad Hershbein, Isaac McFarlin, Lesley Turner, Marci Ybarra, and seminar participants at the University of Wisconsin, IRP Summer Workshop, University of Notre Dame, the NBER's Education Program, the IFS/CEP Joint Conference : Wages, Labour Market Policy and the Safety Net, the DC Economics of Education working group, and at the APPAM Fall Research Conference. We are grateful to our research partners at Catholic Charities Fort Worth and Tarrant County College. This study was registered in the American Economic Association’s RCT Registry under ID AEARCTR-0000223. This research was financially supported by funding from the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame, the Fischer Family Foundation, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and NIH Grant #1R21HD081399-01A1. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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