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ERIC Number: EJ1169236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Student Employment and Persistence: Evidence of Effect Heterogeneity of Student Employment on College Dropout
Choi, Yool
Research in Higher Education, v59 n1 p88-107 Feb 2018
This study explores how student employment affects college persistence and how these effects differ by individual likelihood of participating in student employment. I analyze data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 using propensity score matching and stratification-multilevel analysis. This study finds that engaging in intense work has deleterious effects on college persistence. However, these negative effects vary significantly according to likelihood of participation in intense work. The results indicate that employment has less negative impacts on completion for those most likely to participate in intense work, who are typically those from the most disadvantaged social backgrounds. This finding suggests that efforts to reduce the deleterious effects of intense work on persistence should be practiced with careful consideration for sub-populations that may have different reasons for and effects of student employment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
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