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Information and Students' Performance

It can be challenging to determine the right set of incentives—particularly non-monetary—to improve outcomes for beneficiaries.

In Mexico, where the dropout rate for students is nearly 40 percent, Rafa De Hoyos Navarro and his team ran an intervention in which students in a treatment group received information on the economic benefits of finishing high school (which students tend to underestimate). While there was no impact on graduation rates, there was a .25 standard deviation impact on test scores, mostly concentrated on math scores—a significant effect, and an impressive demonstration of a simple communication intervention for improving student outcomes.

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Ahmed

- Aug 2, 2022
Great

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- Jul 24, 2022
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- Jan 21, 2021
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Mariam

- Oct 20, 2020
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Anvar

- Oct 24, 2019
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- Jul 2, 2019
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Dr. Illakkuvan

- Jun 7, 2019
Educative! &Informative!!

Yusman

- Apr 25, 2019
good job

Yusman

- Apr 24, 2019
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Vedat

- Apr 6, 2019
Interesting info! Thanks!
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