Friday, 4 August 2017

What can be done to help low-achieving teenagers?

an article by Dominique Goux (CREST, Paris) and Marc Gurgand and Eric Maurin (Paris School of Economics) published in CentrePiece Volume 22 Number 1 (March 2017) (Paper No CEPCP499)

Young people who drop out of school are far more likely to experience unemployment and poverty than their peers. Experimental research by Eric Maurin and colleagues in deprived neighbourhoods of Paris shows the effectiveness of low-cost interventions that clarify educational options for low-achievers and dramatically reduce the number of dropouts.

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This article summarises ‘Adjusting Your Dreams? High School Plans and Dropout Behaviour’ by Dominique Goux, Marc Gurgand and Eric Maurin, which is forthcoming in the Economic Journal.

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