Person

Robert W. Fairlie

Journal article

The effects of home computers on educational outcomes

There is no clear theoretical prediction regarding whether home computers are an important input in the educational production function. To investigate the hypothesis, we conduct a field experiment involving the random provision of free computers to low-income community college students for home use. Although estimates...
Report

Are computers good for children? The effects of home computers on educational outcomes

This report explores the causal relationship between computer ownership and high school graduation and other educational outcomes. Teenagers who have access to home computers are 6 to 8 percentage points more likely to graduate from high school than teenagers who do not have home computers...