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The Effects of Home Computers on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Community College Students

The Effects of Home Computers on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Community College Students

The article presents findings of a field experiment where financially disadvantaged community college students received free home computers. The group’s educational performance was better than that of those in the control group that did not receive free computers, and the difference was statistically significant for minorities. The home computers also positively impacted graduation rates for minority students. The research indicates that...

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