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Post-high school choices: New evidence from a multinomial logit model

  • Anh Ngoc Nguyen
  • Jim Taylor

A multinomial logit model is estimated to investigate the destination of students one-year after graduating from high school. The appropriate specification of the choice set available to high school leavers is as follows: private four-year college, public four-year college, private two-year college, public two-year college, employed and unemployed. We test for several possible combinations of these choices and find that these pooled models are all rejected in favour of the full model. The transition from high school to college and to work is more complex than previous studies have recognised. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

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Volume (Year): 16 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
Pages: 287-306

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