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Any Press is Good Press? The Unanticipated Effects of Title IX Investigations on University Outcomes

Jason M. Lindo, Dave E. Marcotte, Jane E. Palmer, Isaac D. Swensen

NBER Working Paper No. 24852
Issued in July 2018
NBER Program(s):Economics of Education Program, Health Economics Program, Law and Economics Program

Since 2011, when the landmark “Dear Colleague” letter declared that the Department of Education (DoE) would use equal-access requirements of federal law to remediate sexual assault on college campuses, 458 investigations have been opened. This letter was withdrawn in 2017 and it remains uncertain how the DoE will handle the issue in the future. We examine the effects of the investigations arising from the 2011 policy change on university outcomes. We find that applications and enrollment increase in response to Title IX investigations, for both males and females. We find little evidence of effects on degree completion or donations.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w24852

Published: Jason M. Lindo & Dave E. Marcotte & Jane E. Palmer & Isaac D. Swensen, 2019. "Any press is good press? The unanticipated effects of Title IX investigations on university outcomes," Economics of Education Review, vol 73. citation courtesy of

 
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