Understanding Educational Welfare Intervention using Treatment Effects ModelsISER External Seminars

Using the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England, this paper investigates the characteristics of teenagers who receive educational welfare interventions. We use inverse-probability-weighted regression adjustment to estimate effects on a range of outcomes such as educational achievement and educational aspiration. Our results show that those with educational welfare intervention had lower odds of achieving the government benchmark for GCSE grades and were less confident in university acceptance if they applied. However there was no significant difference between those who received educational welfare intervention and those who did not for aspiration to apply to university. A number of explanations are offered in the discussion.

Presented by:

Sin Yi Cheung (Cardiff University) Morag Henderson (Cardiff University)

Date & time:

November 17, 2014 4:00 am - November 17, 2014 5:30 am

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