Stanford University

For Research On Economic Returns To States Of Educational Achievement

  • Amount
    $277,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/12/2012
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This research will develop estimates of the human capital of each state’s labor force over the past four decades, combining data about school attainment and cognitive skills. Using this data, researchers will be able to better understand the role of human capital in determining income levels across states. Specific projections include a state-by-state analysis of the economic effects of raising student achievement to Finland’s levels, or bringing all students up to a minimal level of proficiency. There will be an intensive effort to communicate the results of this research to senior policymakers—governors, budget directors, state education commissioners—so that they can properly make decisions about investments in human capital within states. This grant complements a parallel grant made by the Kern Family Foundation.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
siepr.stanford.edu 
Address
366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305, United States
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