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Refining Workforce Education Supply And Demand Analysis: Final Report, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Oct 2015

Refining Workforce Education Supply And Demand Analysis: Final Report, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska Jun 2015

The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska

Brad J. Hershbein

We estimate the effects on postsecondary education outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise, a generous, place-based college scholarship. We identify Promise effects using difference-in-differences, comparing eligible to ineligible graduates before and after the Promise’s initiation. According to our estimates, the Promise significantly increases college enrollment, college credits attempted, and credential attainment. Stronger effects occur for women.


The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990 To 2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990 To 2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

Despite tremendous recent interest in the subject of student debt by both researchers and policy makers, little is known about how the distribution of college graduate debt has been evolving and what factors can explain it. We use National Postsecondary Student Aid Study data from 1990 through 2008 to document the evolution of college graduate debt profiles. We find that growth in debt over the 1990s was rapid and occurred throughout the distribution; during the 2000s, in contrast, debt grew appreciably only for the top quartile. Employing several decomposition techniques, we exploit the richness of the data to explain these ...


College Costs: Students Can't Afford Not To Know, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

College Costs: Students Can't Afford Not To Know, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

No abstract provided.


A Second Look At Enrollment Changes After The Kalamazoo Promise, Brad J. Hershbein Jan 2015

A Second Look At Enrollment Changes After The Kalamazoo Promise, Brad J. Hershbein

Brad J. Hershbein

No abstract provided.


Is College The New High School? Evidence From Vacancy Postings, Brad Hershbein Jan 2015

Is College The New High School? Evidence From Vacancy Postings, Brad Hershbein

Brad J. Hershbein

Do firms demand more skilled workers in a slack labor market? We use a new database of job vacancy postings, containing a near-universe of electronic posts in U.S. metro areas, collected by the firm Burning Glass over the period 2010-2013. We find evidence of upskilling – firms demanding more skilled workers – when the local unemployment rate is higher, i.e., in places where the recovery following the Great Recession was slower. Our estimates imply that firms demand three-quarters of a year more schooling on average in a large recession compared to a boom. We find that at least two-thirds of ...


Longer-Term Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise: College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Brad Hershbein Jan 2015

Longer-Term Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise: College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Brad Hershbein

Brad J. Hershbein

This project will examine the effects of the Kalamazoo Promise on college enrollment, persistence, and completion using merged administrative data sources. The study will employ two approaches for identification: (1) differences-in-differences between eligible and non-eligible students before and after the Promise with and without inverse-probability treatment weights, and (2) propensity score matching of students from neighboring school districts. The study will explore standard heterogeneous treatments by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status as well as by high school grades and standardized test scores. The study will aim to characterize how the distribution of high school graduates attending college changed as well ...


Student Loans: A Multidimensional Public Policy Issue, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Student Loans: A Multidimensional Public Policy Issue, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

No abstract provided.


The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990-2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990-2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

No abstract provided.


Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

The papers included in this volume represent the most current research and knowledge available about student loans and repayment. It serves as a valuable reference for researchers and policymakers who seek a deeper understanding of how, why, and which students borrow for their postsecondary education; how this borrowing may affect later decisions; and what measures can help borrowers repay their loans successfully.


Introduction [To Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt], Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

Introduction [To Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt], Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

The papers included in this volume represent the most current research and knowledge available about student loans and repayment. It serves as a valuable reference for researchers and policymakers who seek a deeper understanding of how, why, and which students borrow for their postsecondary education; how this borrowing may affect later decisions; and what measures can help borrowers repay their loans successfully.