This dissertation comprises three essays that empirically examine the educational outcomes of for-profit college students, military enlistees and immigrant youth. All of these are groups of "non-average" students that, in different contexts, pose challenges to the traditional provision of education. Therefore, their outcomes need to be studied in order to assess the need and room for public policy measures to intervene.
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Academic and Early Labor Market Outcomes of For-Profit College Students in
The Effect of Military Enlistment on Education
Home-Country Academic Quality, Time Spent in the U.S., and the Math
Achievement of Immigrant High School Students
Countries of Origin with Less than 20 Students
States with Favorable Tuition and Financial Aid State Policies for Undocumented
Detailed Regression Results
This document was submitted as a dissertation in December 2013 in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctoral degree in public policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The faculty committee that supervised and approved the dissertation consisted of Paco Martorell (Chair), Robert Bozick, and Trey Miller.
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