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Economics Scholar: Is Post-911 Funding Helping?



by Heather Rodriguez

Every year, the United States spends over $10 billion on education funding through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. But are these investments in education helping veterans in the labor market? That’s the question Andrew Barr, a professor from the Department of Economics, wants to answer.

“We can use this money in lots of ways. We could give them bonuses,” he said. “If we can answer if this schooling is helping them in the labor market, we can determine if the money is being used well.”

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