ERIC Number: ED381095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Students Who Work: A Profile.
Research Briefs, v1 n2 1990
This research brief highlights student employment trends and their implications for higher education, and identifies major sources of national data on the subject. Text and tables provide data on: (1) number and percentage of college students employed, by age range, for 1988; (2) changes in the number and percent of employed college students, from 1972 to 1988; (3) percent of students in the work force by family income, by type of institution, and by race/ethnicity; (4) hours worked per week; (5) kinds of jobs held by college students; and (6) average earnings. Data highlights include: the percentage of employed full-time students aged 16 to 24 has risen from 35 percent in 1972 to 46.5 percent in 1988; 62 percent of students of all ages are working; and full-time students who are employed are working an average of 20 hours a week. Implications of student employment are noted, including the growth of part-time study, the growth in duration of study, and lower levels of participation in college activities. Descriptions of three data resources and a bibliography of nine items are provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Family Income, Higher Education, Incidence, Information Sources, Profiles, Racial Differences, Student Employment, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Wages
Publications, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (single copy, $10; annual subscription, $58; 10 percent member discount).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.