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Employment While in College, Academic Achievement, and Postcollege Outcomes: A Summary of Results

  • Ronald G. Ehrenberg
  • Daniel R. Sherman

This paper uses panel data that cover the 1972-79 period obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of the High School Class of 1972 to study how male students' employment while in college influences their academic performance, persistence in school, decisions to enroll in graduate school, and postcollege labor market success. Its analytic framework treats in-school employment as endogenous and determines persistence by a comparison of expected utilities.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 22 (1987)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-23

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:22:y:1987:i:1:p:1-23
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  1. Ronald G. Ehrenberg & Daniel R. Sherman, 1982. "Optimal Financial Aid Policies for a Selective University," NBER Working Papers 1014, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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