ERIC Number: EJ416904
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Is the Effect of Grades on Early Career Income General or Conditional?
Pascarella, Ernest T.; Smart, John C.
Review of Higher Education, v14 n1 p83-99 Fall 1990
A national follow-up study of 3,420 college students found (1) the net positive impact of grades on earnings substantially greater for Black men than White; (2) that grades' impact was not conditioned by college selectivity, major, college race, job type, or employer type; and (3) that direct effects alone underestimate grade impact substantially for women. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, College Graduates, Employers, Employment Patterns, Entry Workers, Females, Followup Studies, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Income, Majors (Students), Males, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Racial Factors, Selective Colleges, Whites
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A