Effect of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility on Academic Achievement and Achievement Gaps

Awarded Scholars:
Matthew F. Larsen, Lafayette College
Project Date:
May 2018
Award Amount:

Larsen will investigate how changes in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage have affected short-term educational outcomes for low-income students. He will utilize test scores from SEDA at the country and state level in conjunction with data on Medicaid and CHIP eligibility to examine how contemporaneous changes in eligibility for these programs affected academic achievement gaps by state.


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