Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout in the United States

Roseanna Ander
Philip J. Cook
Kenneth Dodge
George Farkas
Harold Pollack
Anuj Shah
Laurence Steinberg
Fieldwork by:
Chicago, United States of America
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
Heller, Sara, Harold A. Pollack, Roseanna Ander, and Jens Ludwig. “Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment.� NBER Working Paper No. 19014, May 2013. Heller, Sara B., Anuj K. Shah, Jonathan Guryan, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Harold A. Pollack. "Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago." NBER Working Paper #21178, May 2015.