Friday, April 12 / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM · Lone Star A

Session 169
Flash Session: New Directions in Economy, Labor Force, Education, and Inequality

Chair: Molly S. Rosenberg, Indiana University, Bloomington

1. Can MOOC Programs Improve Student Employment Prospects?Aboozar Hadavand , Johns Hopkins University; Ira Gooding, Johns Hopkins University; Jeffrey Leek, Johns Hopkins University.

2. Trends in Female Schooling in 92 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Coherence Across Data SourcesKristen Jeffers , University of Minnesota; Albert Esteve-Palos, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED), Universitat de Barcelona; Joan García-Román, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED), UAB.

3. Making Cents: The Impact of for-Profit College Graduation on Labor Market and Occupational OutcomesDavid Kirui , University of Pennsylvania.

4. Changes in the Skill Content of American JobsRakesh Kochhar , Pew Research Center; Onyi Lam, Pew Research Center.

5. War and Schooling in South Sudan, 2013–2016Augustino Mayai , University of Wisconsin.

6. A Development Dud: Is Microcredit in Bangladesh Actually Improving Women’s Lives? A Case Study in MatlabMary Robbins , University of California, Los Angeles.

7. Gender Disparity in Credit Access: A Case Study of Entrepreneurs in ChinaH. Xu , University of Maryland; Shengwei Sun, Washington University in St. Louis; Feinian Chen, University of Maryland.

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