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Elizabeth Burland

Predoctoral Research Fellow
Elizabeth Burland is a doctoral candidate in sociology and public policy at the University of Michigan. Her research uses both quantitative causal inference methods and qualitative methods to understand how students make postsecondary decisions, how…
In the Media

HAIL program research discussed in Forbes

Apr 6, 2022 Forbes
Forbes magazine notes, "Simplicity Matters For Free College," citing a recent U-M Education Policy Initiative study, The Power of Certainty: Experimental Evidence on the Effective Design of Free Tuition Programs. "The simplicity of the message from...
EPI Speaker Series

New perspectives on college choice: The role of family, gender, and career planning in the education decisions of college ready students from families with low incomes

Feb 16, 2023, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
1210 Weill Hall
Postsecondary education plays a vital role in promoting intergenerational mobility in the United States; however, there are large and growing gaps in college attendance, college quality, and college completion rates by family income. As a policy response, colleges and universities have tried to increase economic diversity, and several interventions have been promising.
Postsecondary preparation & success

Understanding Geographic Differences in Postsecondary Decision Making and Financial Aid Interventions

This study gathers and analyzes data from qualitative interviews with high school students in Michigan. These interviews ask students to describe their college decision making process and to what extent financial aid programs or interventions were effective at influencing their postsecondary decisions. The information gathered through this project provides vital insight, directly from the student perspective, on how financial aid interventions work and who they work for. Moreover, this project sheds light on the link between postsecondary inequality and student decision-making. Finally, the...