Does the Federal Work-Study program really work: and for whom?

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Author: Scott-Clayton, Judith; Zhou, Rachel Yang


In this brief, the authors discuss current research regarding both the effectiveness of the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program and its equity in terms of the distribution of funds. The authors highlight findings from recent [Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment] CAPSEE research which suggests that the program does positively influence students' college attainment and post-college outcomes. The evidence also suggests that these impacts may be greatest for low-income students and students at public institutions. The authors then discuss how the current process for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Finance; Employment; Evaluation; Outcomes; Students; Research; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Funding; Program evaluation; Analysis; Low income group; Attainment; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2017

Physical description: 7 p.

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Series: CAPSEE research brief; March 2017

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.447

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