Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP150100897 [ 2016-02-22 - 2019-06-30 ]

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Researchers: Prof Anita Lee Hong (Chief Investigator) ,  Professor Benno Torgler (Chief Investigator) ,  Uwe Dulleck (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Incentivizing Attendance and Performance at School: A Field Experiment. This project aims to develop and evaluate an incentive-based program to increase the school attendance and performance of Indigenous students to help alleviate current inequalities between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Only 43 per cent of Indigenous Australians graduate from high school compared to 78 per cent for non-Indigenous Australians. The study plans to investigate whether high value rewards (e.g. driving licence instruction) are effective in incentivising year 11 and 12 students. It also aims to examine whether the way incentives are provided — ex-post as traditionally done or ex-ante in the form of a trust-based contract — increase high school completion rates of Indigenous students where previous incentive schemes have failed.

Funding Amount $218,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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