Is One-on-One Counseling More Effective Than Classroom Instruction?

From the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations:

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve released a study recently that compares the relative impact of one-on-one housing counseling to classroom based counseling. In short, one-on-one counseling was found to have noticeably more positive impact. The study is notable because they were able to perform it using random assignment and control groups. Randomized control trials are considered the gold standard in assessing impact. They are commonplace in medicine, though often impractical in the social sciences. A link to the summary

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