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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- Mar 16, 2019
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Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Feb 6, 2019
Very Informative!!
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