Randomized Evaluation in Legal Assistance : What Difference Does Representation ( Offer and Actual Use ) Make ?

@inproceedings{Greiner2014RandomizedEI,
  title={Randomized Evaluation in Legal Assistance : What Difference Does Representation ( Offer and Actual Use ) Make ?},
  author={Dorothea Greiner and Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak},
  year={2014}
}
We report the results of the first of a series of randomized evaluations of legal assistance programs. This series of evaluations is designed to measure the effect of both an offer of and the actual use of representation, although it was not possible in the first study we report here to measure constructively all effects of actual use. The results of this first evaluation are unexpected, and we caution against both overgeneralization and undergeneralization. Specifically, the offers of… CONTINUE READING