Do College-Prep Programs Improve Long-Term Outcomes?

Kirabo Jackson, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, will present "Do College-Prep Programs Improve Long-Term Outcomes?" as part of the Demography Workshop, May 31.

Jackson will analyze the longer-run effects of a college-preparatory program implemented in inner-city schools that included payments to eleventh- and twelfth- grade students and their teachers for passing scores on Advanced Placement exams. Affected students attended college in greater numbers, were more likely to remain in college beyond their first year, more likely to earn a college degree, more likely to be employed, and earned higher wages.

NOTE: Thursday, May 31, 2012 is the last Demography Workshop of the 2011 – 2012 academic year. The Demography Workshop will return on Thursday, October 4, 2012 for the start of the new school year.

Co-sponsored by the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging and the Population Research Center, the weekly Demography Workshop series is held every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:20 p.m. in seminar room 232/233, located in NORC's offices on the second floor of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies at 1155 East 60th Street. For more information about the weekly workshop series, its faculty co-chairs, or links to archived papers, abstracts, and slides from past presentations, visit the Demography Workshop site.