The Causal Effect of Scholarships Targeted at Low Income Students on Performance: Evidence from Italy

Rattini, Veronica (2014) The Causal Effect of Scholarships Targeted at Low Income Students on Performance: Evidence from Italy. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 36. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4083. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (968). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

This paper exploits discontinuities in the assigment of scholarships targeted at low income students in an Italian University in order to evaluate the effects of monetary incentives on students' academic achievement. Results reveal positive and sizeable causal effects both in terms of credits and grades. Gender differentials also emerge: male students drive the results on credits outcome while females students drive the effect on grades. These results suggest that the scholarship design contributes to reducing the probability of delayed graduation ("Fuori Corso" problem).

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Monograph (Working Paper)
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Rattini, Veronica
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Human Capital, Monetary Incentives, Regression Discontinuity
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2282-6483
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