Data and Code for: Long-run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, aggregate data, program source code
  • Lavecchia, Adam (McMaster University)
  • Oreopoulos, Philip (University of Toronto)
  • Brown, Robert (Toronto District School Board)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
  • Abstract

    Offering comprehensive education support services to disadvantaged students shows promise for improving academic attainment. We explore longer-term impacts of the Pathways to Education program, a set of coaching, tutoring, group activities and financial incentives initially offered in 2001 to Grade 9 students living in the largest public housing community in Toronto. Using a difference-differences methodology and matching school records to income tax data through age 28 for a sample of students living in public housing under similar circumstances, we find that Pathways eligibility increased adult annual earnings by 19 percent, employment by 14 percent and reduced welfare receipt by more than 30 percent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-01-01 / 2015-12-31
    Time Period: Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2005--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
  • Lavecchia, Adam M., Philip Oreopoulos, and Robert S. Brown. “Long-Run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education.” American Economic Review: Insights, n.d.

Update Metadata: 2020-05-28 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-05-28