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Parental Transfers, Student Achievement, and the Labor Supply of College Students

  • Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie


    (Ohio University)

  • Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia


    (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

College students may participate in market work to finance their college educations. Using data from the NLSY97, three hypotheses are tested. First, smaller parental transfers lead to more hours worked while in school. Second, an increase in the net price of schooling leads to an increase in hours worked. Finally, an increase in hours worked leads to a decrease in a student's GPA. The results indicate that the number of hours a student works per week is unaffected by the schooling-related financial variables and that the number of hours worked per week does not affect a student's GPA.

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Paper provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its series Working Papers with number 374.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2004
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Handle: RePEc:bls:wpaper:ec040040
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