ERIC Number: EJ1024401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
The Work-to-College Transition: Postsecondary Expectations and Enrolment for Young Men and Women in the US Labour Force
Wells, Ryan S.; Bills, David B.; Devlin, Maura E.
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v66 n2 p113-134 2014
This paper investigates early employment influences on postsecondary expectations and enrolment for working men and women who have recently completed high school in the United States. We find that young workers still have very high expectations for postsecondary education, but that women are more likely to enrol. However, this difference is primarily due to high rates of female enrolment in less-than-four-year institutions. Job training from one's employer predicts higher odds of future postsecondary enrolment, but this relationship appears only for men. Recommendations are given for assisting young workers in realising postsecondary expectations and advancing social mobility, as well as how gender must be considered in these efforts.
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Labor Force, Gender Differences, Expectation, Employment Experience, Longitudinal Studies, Regression (Statistics), Predictor Variables, Job Satisfaction, Unemployment, Income, Job Training, Fringe Benefits, High School Graduates, Academic Aspiration, Enrollment Trends, Socioeconomic Status, Individual Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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