Domestic Public Policy

Long-Run Impacts of Texas Charter School Attendance

Grant Year: 2022

Joshua Angrist, Parag Pathak, and Jack Mountjoy will examine whether charter schools with records of increasing levels of academic achievement also have positive long-term economic and social impacts on children from low-income families. They will analyze data from admissions lotteries sponsored by charter management organizations in Texas to assess whether winning a slot in one of these schools leads to changes in rates of college enrollment and completion, levels of employment and earnings, and risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. The project’s findings will be published in a series of papers.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Domestic Public Policy