The Economic Impact of Access to Public Four-Year Colleges

@article{Smith2020TheEI,
  title={The Economic Impact of Access to Public Four-Year Colleges},
  author={Jonathan Smith and Joshua Goodman and Michael Hurwitz},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal},
  year={2020}
}
We provide the first estimated economic impacts of students’ access to an entire sector of public higher education in the U.S. Approximately half of Georgia high school graduates who enroll in college do so in the state’s public four-year sector, which requires minimum SAT scores for admission. Regression discontinuity estimates show enrollment in public four-year institutions boosts students’ household income around age 30 by 20 percent, and has even larger impacts for those from low income… 
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