Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout in the United States

Harold Pollack
Roseanna Ander
Anuj Shah
Philip Cook
Kenneth Dodge
George Farkas
Susan Mayer
Laurence Steinberg
Fieldwork by:
Chicago, United States
2,740 youth
2009 - 2010
Target group:
  • Students
  • Men and boys
  • Urban population
  • Youth
  • People with a criminal record
Outcome of interest:
  • Arrests and convictions
  • Dropout and graduation
Intervention type:
  • Psychosocial support

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.