Earnings Knowledge Influences Student Decisions

June 22, 2015

Study: Knowledge of Earnings Potential Empowers Students ♦ Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Mark Schneider of the American Institutes for Research is quoted in this article that looks at a study of how the provision of earnings data to students in Chile influenced their decision-making about post-secondary programs. The research, conducted by scholars from Princeton and Brown universities, revealed that the students chose programs that tend to lead to greater earnings by age 30, and that such information could have an especially positive effect for lower-income students.