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Forum for Health Economics & Policy Volume 12, Issue 1 2009 Article 1 (FRONTIERS IN HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH) The Impact of Children’s Public Health Insurance Expansions on Educational Outcomes Phillip B. Levine∗ Diane Schanzenbach† ∗Wellesley College, †University of Chicago, The Impact of Children’s Public Health Insurance Expansions on Educational Outcomes∗ Phillip B. Levine and Diane Schanzenbach Abstract This paper examines the impact of public health insurance expansions through both Medi- caid and SCHIP on

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3 Educational careers and educational outcomes 3.1 Introduction Education is the resource responsible for shaping the lives of children and adolescents.1 The education system sets the course for future training prospects and professional careers, and successful completion of vocational training or a course of tertiary study gives young people the qualif ications they need to take up achievement roles on the labour market. In addition to economic capital (income, real estate, etc.) and social capital (social rela- tionships, networks), education, the

4 Child Health and Educational Outcomes Harold Alderman (International Food Policy Research Institute and World Bank) Hoyt Bleakley (University of Chicago) 4.1. Introduction The good news: in recent years many countries have made significant progress in reducing childhood mortality. The bad news: malnutrition and childhood infections still im- pact the future of millions of children. As a child grows beyond the first few years of life, the risk of mortality re- cedes but the risk of illness remains a major determinant of his or her future because health

students, but the programs are tak- ing on elite status as they provide privileged access to jobs and are rationed on the basis of academic criteria. 6 Policy, Rhetoric, and Educational Outcomes: Interpreting Skills Now! LARA M. LACKEY [We were] envisioning where we wanted BC to be going [and] we said, well, we've got to have skilled people if we're going to have a high qual- ity of life, [and a] value-added, high-tech economy - and based on our natural resources but evolving into all other areas, that we had a good chance to grow. And from that we said, well, we've got


Over the last 20 years, sport for development (SFD) has become an increasingly used tool to tackle education-related challenges around the world and has even become recognized by major international institutions such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth. In spite of this, evidence on the effectiveness of SFD programs on educational outcomes is limited. Through a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA), this paper seeks to begin addressing this gap. Literature is included if it quantitatively examines the relationship between participation in a SFD program and educational outcomes, namely academic performance, school attendance, or attitudes and behaviors related to school. Results are then organized and presented according to these aforementioned areas. The identified literature paints a mixed picture of SFD’s impact on educational outcomes related to academic performance and school attendance, though the data related to improved attitude and behavior is more positive. Overall, the lack of research on this topic and the deficiencies in some of the identified studies do not allow for the conclusion that SFD generates positive education-related outcomes. This paper concludes by proposing potential solutions to address this gap in research.

Forum for Health Economics & Policy Volume 12, Issue 2 2009 Article 8 (HEALTH AND EDUCATION) The Effects of Adolescent Health on Educational Outcomes: Causal Evidence Using Genetic Lotteries between Siblings Jason M. Fletcher∗ Steven F. Lehrer† ∗Yale University, †Queen’s University and NBER, The Effects of Adolescent Health on Educational Outcomes: Causal Evidence Using Genetic Lotteries between Siblings∗ Jason M. Fletcher and Steven F. Lehrer Abstract There has been growing interest in using specific genetic

Identity and Crisis: The Origins of Identity as an Educational Outcome Ari Y. Kelman “It is dubious whether identity can be manufactured, as it were, in a classroom” (Marshall Sklare, America’s Jews, p. 161) Early in the twenty-first century, there is probably no educational outcome so widely embraced and pursued across the American Jewish denominational and political spectrum as identity. In one characteristic mission statement, a school identifies itself as “a modern Orthodox Jewish day school providing excellence in Jewish education to the entire Jewish

TECHNOLOGY Its Potential Impact on the National Need to Improve Educational Outcomes and Control Costs Ӷ Remarks by William G. Bowen October 13, 2014 DE LANGE CONFERENCE, RICE UNIVERSITY I begin with a framing question: How Are We Doing in Satisfying the Nation’s Need for Improved Educational Outcomes? The short answer is: not very well. In my view, we need to be more sharply focused than many of us are on the inability to date of our system of higher education to meet pressing national needs for both improved educational outcomes and restraints on cost

113 Chapter 4 Immigrant Youth in High School: Understanding Educational Outcomes for Students of Mexican Origin REGINA CORTINA Introduction The education of immigrants is a crucial public policy issue faced by schools in the United States today. As the percentage of immigrant chil- dren grows in schools, the ethnic mix of preschools, elementary schools and high schools is undergoing dramatic change. A new research agenda needs to emerge to focus more productively on the social context of immi- grant and second-generation students, to illuminate the barriers