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Press References

Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Schooling

"The "Real Reason Why Poor Kids Perform Worse in School -- And in Life," Elizabeth Caucutt, The Washington Post, April 28, 2015.

"Why Do Poor Children Perform More Poorly Than Rich Ones?" Elizabeth Caucutt, The Conversation, April 23, 2015.

"Don't Increase the Minimum Wage, Raise the EITC Instead," Tim Worstall, Forbes, January 10, 2015.

"War on Poverty - It's not a Lost Cause," Ann Stevens and Marianne Page, Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2014.

"How Children Could Suffer from a Weaker Safety Net," Dwyer Gunn, The Atlantic, December 13, 2012.

"Tax credits boost school performance, study shows," Sarah Cassidy, The Independent, August 22, 2005.

Post-Secondary Education

"One University’s Novel Solution to Its First-Year Drop-Out Problem," Macleans.ca, Macleans, February 17, 2015.

"Obama's Community-College Gamble," Robert J. Samuelson, The Washington Post, February 4, 2015.

"A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income," Eduardo Porter, The New York Times, September 10, 2014.

"The Differences Between Low-Income Households in Canada and the U.S.," Reihan Salam, The Agenda (blog), National Review, July 31, 2014.

"What Keeps Poor U.S. Students from Going to College?" Christopher Flavelle, Chicago Tribune, July 29, 2014.

"College Cost Isn't Poor Students' Big Problem," Christopher Flavelle, BloombergView, July 28, 2014.

"Will You Be Able to Repay That Student Loan?" Sarah Green, HBR Blog Network, Harvard Business Review, May 21, 2014.

"College Men Really Hate Studying, Love Partying," Catherine Rampell, Washington Post, March 11, 2014.

"Starting College? Here's How to Graduate with a Job," Jim Tankersley, The Washington Post, August 9, 2013.

"Why Students Don't Major in Science," Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg, July 17,2013.

"Why We Shouldn't Force Students to Study Science," Todd Pettigrew, Maclean's On Campus, July 15, 2013.

"Math, Science Popular Until Students Realize They're Hard," Khadeeja Safdar, The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2013.

"Western University Experts Highlight Student Debt," John Matisz, Metro, May 20, 2013.

"Universities tossing at-risk undergrads an academic lifebuoy," Tamara Baluja, The Globe and Mail, December 25, 2011.

Todd Stinebrickner discusses post-secondary dropout on "The Live Drive with John Tory", NEWSTALK 1010. See the Oct. 31, 2011, show. The discussion
on dropout starts at 32:56.

"Mid-term interventions reduce university drop-out rates," Paola Loriggio, The Globe and Mail, October 30, 2011.

"Change Student-Loan System:  Researcher," Chip Martin, The London Free Press, February 11, 2011.

"Documenting China's Higher Ed Explosion," Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, November 8, 2010.

"Study: Racial Harmony Begins in the Dorm Room," Daniel de Vise, College Inc. (blog), The Washington Post, October 18, 2010.

"The Science of Roommates," Abigail Sullivan Moore, The New York Times, July 23, 2010.

"Warning: studying can seriously affect your grades," Marc Abrahams, The Guardian, November 17, 2009.

"Editorial shorts: Midwest needs bigger share of R&D dollars," StarTribune.com, July 7, 2008.

"Video games can shoot holes in GPA," Kate Naseef, USA Today, September 19, 2007.

"Your parents were right, scholars say: More studying leads to better grades," David Glenn, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 7, 2007.

"Don't just follow the money," Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, August 24, 2007.

Productivity and Earnings

"Japan Attempts to Curb 'Death by Overwork' with Premium Friday," Tania Kohut, Global News, February 24, 2017.

"Moderate Turnout at Job Fair for Mitchell Meat Processor," CTV News, January 16, 2014.

Interview: Chris Robinson on CBC Radio Canada International, April 18, 2012.

"Editorial shorts: Midwest needs bigger share of R&D dollars," StarTribune.com, July 7, 2008.

"Fewer jobs for skilled immigrants, Six out of 10 leave Canada within a year of arriving: federal study," Carmela Fragomeni, The Hamilton Spectator, March 2, 2006.

"Many skilled immigrants aren't staying; Report details newcomer 'brain drain' 1 in 6 males leaves Canada in first year," Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star, March 2, 2006.

Social Benefits of Human Capital

"Local Community Colleges Offer Healthy Returns for Students and Society, Study Says," Los Angeles Times Daily Pilot, April 9, 2016.

"Arne Duncan’s Proposal to Redirect Incarceration Funds to Education Is Right on the Money," Johanna Wald, Huffington Post, October 9, 2015.

"High School Made You a Better Person," Michael McCullough, Huffpost Education, June 28, 2015.

"High School Made You A Better Person," Michael McCullough, Huffington Post, June 6, 2015.

"Spending More on Public Education is Well Worth It," Noah Smith, Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2015.

"Throw More Money at Education," Noah Smith, BloombergView, January 23, 2015.

"DC Voucher Program Deserved to be Saved," Michael Q. McShane, The Hill, June 25, 2012.

"Spending more on education and private security are cost-effective ways of cutting crime," The Economist, April 8, 2010.

Lance Lochner discusses the effects of education on crime, health, and democracy with Doug Henwood on "Behind the News".

Human Capital Policy

"Local Community Colleges Offer Healthy Returns for Students and Society, Study Says," Los Angeles Times Daily Pilot, April 9, 2016.

"Still Caught in Snare of Poverty in China," Esther Teo, The Straits Times, January 9, 2016.

"High School Made You a Better Person," Michael McCullough, Huffpost Education, June 28, 2015.

"The "Real Reason Why Poor Kids Perform Worse in School -- And in Life," Elizabeth Caucutt, The Washington Post, April 28, 2015.

"Why Do Poor Children Perform More Poorly Than Rich Ones?" Elizabeth Caucutt, The Conversation, April 23, 2015.

"Obama's Community-College Gamble," Robert J. Samuelson, The Washington Post, February 4, 2015.

"Spending More on Public Education is Well Worth It," Noah Smith, Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2015.

"Don't Increase the Minimum Wage, Raise the EITC Instead," Tim Worstall, Forbes, January 10, 2015.

"A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income," Eduardo Porter, The New York Times, September 10, 2014.

"The Differences Between Low-Income Households in Canada and the U.S.," Reihan Salam, The Agenda (blog), National Review, July 31, 2014.

"What Keeps Poor U.S. Students from Going to College?" Christopher Flavelle, Chicago Tribune, July 29, 2014.

"College Cost Isn't Poor Students' Big Problem," Christopher Flavelle, BloombergView, July 28, 2014.

"Will You Be Able to Repay That Student Loan?" Sarah Green, HBR Blog Network, Harvard Business Review, May 21, 2014.

"Western University Experts Highlight Student Debt," John Matisz, Metro, May 20, 2013.

"How Children Could Suffer from a Weaker Safety Net," Dwyer Gunn, The Atlantic, December 13, 2012.

"DC Voucher Program Deserved to be Saved," Michael Q. McShane, The Hill, June 25, 2012.

"Change Student-Loan System:  Researcher," Chip Martin, The London Free Press, February 11, 2011.

"Don't just follow the money," Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, August 24, 2007.

Human Capital, Development and Growth

"Still Caught in Snare of Poverty in China," Esther Teo, The Straits Times (Singapore), January 9, 2016.

"China's Widening Economic Fault Lines," Peter Cai, China Spectator, July 28, 2014.

"Chinese Faking Divorce to Buy More Homes," Dianne Nice, The Globe and Mail, August 17, 2011.

"Beware the Middle-Income Trap, China's Roaring Growth Cannot Last Indefinitely," The Economist, June 23, 2011.