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    • Better Schools, Less Crime? 

      Deming, David James (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2011)
      I estimate the impact of attending a first-choice middle or high school on adult crime, using data from public school choice lotteries in Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district (CMS). Seven years after random assignment, ...
    • Can Online Learning Bend the Higher Education Cost Curve? 

      Deming, David James; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Yuchtman, Noam (American Economic Association, 2015)
      We examine whether online learning technologies have led to lower prices in higher education. Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, we show that online education is concentrated in large ...
    • Can States Take Over and Turn Around School Districts? Evidence from Lawrence, Massachusetts 

      Schueler, Beth; Goodman, Joshua Samuel; Deming, David James (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016)
      The Federal government has spent billions of dollars to support turnarounds of low-achieving schools, yet most evidence on the impact of such turnarounds comes from high-profile, exceptional settings and not from examples ...
    • Early Childhood Intervention and Life-Cycle Skill Development: Evidence from Head Start 

      Deming, David James (American Economic Association, 2009)
      This paper provides new evidence on the long-term benefits of Head Start using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. I compare siblings who differ in their participation in the program, controlling for a variety of ...
    • For-Profit Colleges 

      Deming, David James; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (Brookings Institution Press, 2013)
      For-profit, or proprietary, colleges are the fastest-growing postsecondary schools in the nation, enrolling a disproportionately high share of disadvantaged and minority students and those ill-prepared for college. Because ...
    • The For-Profit Postsecondary School Sector: Nimble Critters or Agile Predators? 

      Deming, David J.; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2012)
      Private for-profit institutions have been the fastest-growing part of the U.S. higher education sector. For-profit enrollment increased from 0.2 percent to 9.1 percent of total enrollment in degree-granting schools from ...
    • Into College, Out of Poverty? Policies to Increase the Postsecondary Attainment of the Poor 

      Deming, David James; Dynarski, Susan (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009)
      We review the experimental and quasi-experimental research evidence on the causal relationship between college costs and educational attainment, with a particular focus on low-income populations. The weight of the evidence ...
    • The Lengthening of Childhood 

      Deming, David James; Dynarski, Susan (American Economic Association, 2008)
      Over the past 40 years, the age at which children enter first grade has slowly drifted upward. In the fall of 1968, 96 percent of six-year-old children were enrolled in first grade or above. By 2005, the proportion had ...
    • School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings 

      Deming, David James; Cohodes, Sarah Rose; Jennings, Jennifer; Jencks, Christopher (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013)
      We study the impact of accountability pressure in Texas public high schools in the 1990s on postsecondary attainment and earnings, using administrative data from the Texas Schools Project (TSP). We find that high schools ...
    • School Choice, School Quality, and Postsecondary Attainment 

      Deming, David James; Hastings, Justine S.; Kane, Thomas J.; Staiger, Douglas O. (American Economic Association, 2014)
      We study the impact of a public school choice lottery in Charlotte- Mecklenburg schools on college enrollment and degree completion. We find a significant overall increase in college attainment among lottery winners ...
    • School Segregation, Educational Attainment, and Crime: Evidence from the End of Busing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg 

      Billings, S. B.; Deming, David James; Rockoff, J. (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014)
      We study the impact of the end of race-based busing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools (“CMS”) on academic achievement, educational attainment, and young adult crime. In 2001, CMS was prohibited from using race in assigning ...
    • Using School Choice Lotteries to Test Measures of School Effectiveness 

      Deming, David James (American Economic Association, 2014)
      Value-added models (VAMs) are increasingly used to measure school effectiveness. Yet random variation in school attendance is necessary to test the validity of VAMs, and to guide the selection of models for measuring causal ...
    • The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study 

      Deming, David James; Yuchtman, Noam; Abulafi, Amira; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2016)
      We study employers’ perceptions of the value of postsecondary degrees using a field experiment. We randomly assign the sector and selectivity of institutions to fictitious resumes and apply to real vacancy postings for ...