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Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout in the United States

Lugar: Chicago, United States
Sample: 2,740 youth
2009 to 2010
Target Group: 
Criminal offenders and incarcerated persons
Men and boys
Urban population
Outcome of Interest: 
Arrests and convictions
Dropout and graduation
Gender attitudes and norms
Intervention Type: 
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Norms change

Guryan, Jonathan, Sara Heller, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan, Harold Pollack, and Anuj Shah. 2017. "Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 132 (1): 1-54.

Cook, Philip, Kenneth Dodge, George Farkas, Roland Fryer, Jonathan Guryan, Jens Ludwig, Susan Mayer, Harold Pollack, and Laurence Steinberg. "The (Surprising) Efficacy of Academic and Behavioral Intervention with Disadvantaged Youth: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Chicago." NBER Working Paper No. 19862, January 2014.

Heller, Sara, Harold Pollack, Roseanna Ander, and Jens Ludwig. "Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment." NBER Working Paper No. 19014, May 2013.