AEFP 46th Annual Conference

Promoting Equity and Opportunity Through Education Policy Research

Held Virtually from March 17-19, 2021

AEFP 46th Annual Conference Program

March 17-19, 2021

Note: All times are Eastern Time (EST). Program is updated as of 2/28/2021.
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Concurrent Session VI - Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
6.01 - Equity Issues in Educator Labor Markets
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Cara Jackson, Bellwether Education Partners,

Ryan Veiga, Education Analytics. School Heterogeneity in Selective Teacher Retention and the Distribution of Teacher Quality. Robert Meyer, Education Analytics
John Westall, North Carolina State University. The Labor Market Consequences of Principal Performance Pay
Matthew Kraft, Brown University. Classrooms without Teachers: Addressing Inequity in Students’ Exposure to Unfilled Teacher Absences. Megan Lane, Chicago Public Schools, Grace Falken, Brown University
6.02 - Early childhood education markets
Early childhood
Room: Room 2

Chair: Daphna Bassok, University of Virginia,

Olivia Healy, Northwestern University. The Effect of Targeted Public Pre-K on the Broader Child Care Landscape in Illinois
Jessica Brown, University of South Carolina. Child Care Over the Business Cycle. Chris Herbst, Arizona State University
Qing Zhang, University of California - Irvine. A Rising Tide that Lifted All Boats? Effects of Competition on Child Care Quality and Medium-term Student Outcomes. Jade Jenkins, University of California
6.03 - Majors & Earnings: Gaps in Outcomes
Long-term outcomes of education (e.g., employment, wages, civic participation)
Room: Room 3

Chair: Tatiana Melguzio, University of Southern California,

Aimee Chin, University of Houston. The Impact of DACA on College Major and Occupation Choices of Undocumented Migrants. Kalena Cortes, Texas A&M Univeristy, Camila N. Morales, The University of Texas at Dallas
Sai Luo, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Racial Gaps in the Early Careers of Two Cohorts of American Men
Shawn Martin, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. College Graduates Earnings Inequality
6.04 - Strategies to Learn More from RCTs
Methodology, data, and other papers that do are not covered by another topic area
Room: Room 4

Chair: Robert Meyer, Education Analytics,

Dahlia Remler, Baruch College City University of New York. Instructor Crossover vs. Randomized Cluster Trial: A Practical Route to Power and Internal Validity. John Orellana, Graduate Center
Catherine Asher, Harvard University. Improving Inference in Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (SMARTs) with Principal Stratification
Larissa Campuzano, Mathematica Policy Research. Education Experiments in Latin America: Empirical Evidence to Guide Evaluation Design. Steve Glazerman, Innovations for Poverty Action
6.05 - The Impacts of Schooling Policies in International Contexts
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Susanna Claro, Susanna Claro,

Fabio Sanchez, Universidad de los Andes. The Returns to College for Low-Income Students: Evidence from a Student Loan Program in Colombia. Tatiana Velasco, Teachers College, Diana Perez, Universidad de los Andes
Ifeatu Oliobi, Columbia University Teachers College. Female Schooling and Marriage Outcomes: Evidence from Nigeria’s Universal Primary Education Policy
Lilac Zihui Zhao, Cornell University. Does Compulsory Schooling Skew the Sex Ratio? Evidence From China
6.07 - Dilemmas, Information, and Goals: Major Choice in College
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Cory Koedel, University of Missouri,

Adam Altmejd, Stockholm School of Economics. O Brother, Where Start Thou? Sibling Spillovers on College and Major Choice in Four Countries
Arpita Patnaik, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pricing, Income and College Major Choice
Xiaoyang Ye, Brown University. Why do low-income students prefer majors in the public service profession? A randomized experiment on (un)informed college major choices. Qiuxiang Wu, Renmin University of China, Liang Zhang, New York University
6.08 - Student Loans' Short- and Long-Term Effects
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Rajashri Chakrabarti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York,

Cuicui Song, Tulane University. In Debt and Alone? How Student loans Shape Marriage and Childbearing in Young Adulthood. Feng Chen, Tulane University
Lesley Turner, Vanderbilt University. The Impact of Student Loans on Enrollment, Attainment, Credit, and Earnings. Benjamin Marx, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
6.09 - Institutional finances and tuition
Post-secondary finance, governance, and accountability
Room: Room 9

Chair: Adela Soliz, Vanderbilt University,

Jorge Encinas, Harvard University. How Do Institutions Respond to Changes in State Appropriations?. Alexis Gable, Harvard University, Susha Roy, Harvard University
James Ward, Ithaka S+R. Resetting Prices: Estimating the Effect of Tuition Reset Policies on Institutional Finances and Enrollment. Daniel Corral, University of Toronto
Meredith Billings, Sam Houston State University. Institutional Spending Priorities at Community Colleges after Promise Program Adoption. Amy Li, Florida International University, Denisa Gandara, Southern Methodist University
6.10 - Inequity in the Curriculum
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Ayesha Hashim, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill,

Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago. Measuring Inequality and Intersectionality in Representation: Evidence from Children’s Books. Alex Eble, Teachers College, Emileigh Harrison, University of Chicago, Hakizumwami Runesha, University of Chicago, Teodora Szasz, University of Chicago
Jennifer Darling-Aduana, Georgia State University. Representation Is Not Enough: Teacher Identity and Discretion in an Asynchronous, Scripted Online Learning Environment. Kristin Hemingway, Georgia State University
Laura Hamilton, Educational Testing Service. Civic Education in the Era of Truth Decay: Insights from the American Teacher Panel. Julia Kaufman, RAND Corporation, Lynn Hu, Pardee RAND Graduate School
6.11 - Parental Effects on Student Outcomes
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Sarah Cohodes, Columbia University,

Ayse Cobanoglu, University at Buffalo. Using Structural Equational Modeling to Understand the Relationship between Children’s Self-regulatory Skills and Parents’ Concerted Cultivation Practices
Luis Rodriguez, New York University. The Ties that Bind: Understanding the Relationship Between School-Family Ties and School Discipline Patterns in New York City. Richard Welsh, New York University
Aiday Sikhova, N/A. Better Parents or Richer Parents: Understanding the Effect of Parental Education and Financial Resources on the Intergenerational Transmission of Income
6.12 - Special Education & Integration
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Nathan Jones, Boston University,

Jennifer Freeman, University of Pennsylvania. Receipt of Special Education Services and Associated Changes in Parental Involvement of Immigrant and non-Immigrant Families of High School Students. Jacob Kirksey, Texas Tech University
Kaitlyn O'Hagan, New York University. Benefits and Costs of Moving to Middle School for Students with Disabilities. Leanna Stiefel, New York University, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Syracuse University
Michelle Yin, American Institutes for Research. Impact of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program on Student Academic and Behavioral Outcomes. Garima Siwach, American Institutes for Research, Dajun Lin, American Institutes for Research, Aditi Pathak, American Institutes for Research