Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Economic Evaluation of Opportunity Bursaries

Carl Emmerson, Christine Frayne, Sandra McNally, Olmo Silva

23 November 2005

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This paper looks at the impact of Opportunity Bursaries on young adults who received payments in 2001–02 and 2002–03. Both linear regression and propensity score matching techniques are used to compare to outcomes of individuals in receipt of an Opportunity Bursary with those who were eligible for the policy but not able to receive it since only a limited number were available.

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