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Title:  WWC Review of the Report "The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment: Experimental Evidence from New York City"
Description: The study examined the effects of the New York School Choice Scholarships Foundation Program (SCSF) on college enrollment outcomes. The program provided private school vouchers to public school students from low-income families. Approximately 2,600 first- to fifth-grade New York City public school students from low-income families were randomly assigned either to be offered the SCSF program or not. Students in the intervention group received a school voucher of up to $1,400 annually to attend any private school in New York City. Students in the comparison group did not receive a voucher. Study authors assessed the effectiveness of the SCSF program on encouraging the college enrollment of participants by comparing college enrollment rates of students in the intervention and comparison groups through the fall of 2011 (within 3 years of expected graduation).
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Cover Date: May 2013
Web Release: May 14, 2013
Publication #: WWC SSR218
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Single Study Review
Questions: For questions about the content of this Single Study Review, please contact:
Joy Lesnick.
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