ERIC Number: ED206138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Physical Disabilities and Post-Secondary Educational Outcomes. Working Paper No. 609.
Shakotko, Robert A.; Grossman, Michael
The effects of poor early life cycle health on the postsecondary educational choices and outcomes of 10,430 physically disabled persons who were high school seniors in 1972 were examined. Ss were resurveyed in October of each year through 1976. Health information, including self report and official school report of disability was collected at the base year and in the subsequent 5 years. Data indicated that the educational choices and progression of the disabled were not different than those of the full sample once other variables were accounted for. Statistical methodology for analyzing the educational choice aspect, and the question of effects of disability on earnings is discussed. Some evidence was found for lower earning for the disabled, but also higher rates of return to postsecondary education. (CL)
Descriptors: Employment, Health, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology
Conference Papers, NBER, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 ($1.50 per copy, prepayment is required for orders under $10.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Print is poor in parts.