Causal studies on the impact of multi-intervention outreach
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Bowman, N. A., Kim, S., Ingleby, L., Ford, D. C., & Sibaouih, C. (2018). Improving College Access at Low-Income High Schools? The Impact of GEAR UP Iowa on Postsecondary Enrollment and Persistence. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 40(3), 399-419.
Emmerson, C., Frayne, C., McNally, S. & Silva, O. (2006). Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge: A policy evaluation using the Labour Force Survey. Department for Education and Skills, Research Report RR813.
Page, L. C., Kehoe, S. S., Castleman, B. L., & Sahadewo, G. A. (2017). More than dollars for scholars: The impact of the Dell Scholars Program on college access, persistence and degree attainment. Journal of Human Resources, 0516-7935r1.
Other selected references
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