Updated Apr 23, 2019

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Learning the Value of Education

Part of J-PAL Global


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Stage 2: Research & Development

Currently, the Dominican Government has scaled up two of our projects. Similarly, Peruvian Government are currently testing a three of these projects.
Robert Jensen; The (Perceived) Returns to Education and the Demand for Schooling,The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 125, Issue 2, 1 May 2010, Pages 515–548,https://doi.org/10.1162/qjec.2010.125.2.515 Hastings, J., Neilson, C. A., & Zimmerman, S. D. (2015).The effects of earnings disclosure on college enrollment decisions(No. w21300). National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Focus Areas:

Education and Technology

Education and TechnologySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Peru, Chile and Dominican Republic

Peru, Chile and Dominican RepublicSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

Professor Christopher Neilson from Princeton University has designed a set of experimental interventions in diverse countries in Latin America to nudge small but considerable shifts in behavior towards human capital accumulation. Showing informative videos to 8th graders about the returns of education, designing report cards of the quality of schools in the city or uploading a website with information about colleges and scholarships opportunities have improved human capital.
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted60,000,000


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Dominican Republic
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