ERIC Number: ED154753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Labor Market Incentives, Intellectual Competence and College Attendance. Revised.
Dresch, Stephen P.; Waldenberg, Adair L.
Presented are the preliminary results of a study of the effects of relative labor market opportunities for the highly educated on high school academic achievement and college attendance. Across regions, a one percent decline in college relative to high school graduates is estimated to induce a decline of 0.3 to 1.4 percent in reading and mathematics test scores of white females. The effects on males are somewhat smaller. Regional labor market effects on college attendance probabilities are found to be even stronger. The effects of family structure and socioeconomic status on academic performance and college attendance are also examined within the context of a general model of human capital formation. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: University and Coll. Theater Association, Washington, DC.