HANDOUT 14.2

Results from a Regression-Discontinuity Design Indicating that Receiving
Honors Increases Income.

24.0 *

23.5

23.0 *

A 22.5

V 22.0 -

E 21.5

R 21.0 -

A 20.5

G 20.0 *

E 19.5

19.0 *

I 18.5

N 18.0 *

C 17.5

O 17.0 *

M 16.5

E 16.0 *

15.5

I 15.0 *

N 14.5

14.0 *

T 13.5

H 13.0 *

O 12.5

U 12.0

S 11.5

A 11.0

N 10.5

D 9.5

S 9.0................................................................................

2.0 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

"*" REFLECTS ACTUAL MEASUREMENT, "- "REFLECTS ESTIMATES

NOTE: The line is not continuous (rather it shows discontinuity).

Since this break occurs at the point at which honors are handed out, it suggests that graduating with honors does affect future income.


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