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ERIC Number: EJ785029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Influences on Labor Market Outcomes of African American College Graduates: A National Study
Strayhorn, Terrell L.
Journal of Higher Education, v79 n1 p28-57 Jan-Feb 2008
Using an expanded econometric model, this study sought to estimate more precisely the net effect of independent variables (i.e., attending an HBCU) on three measures of labor market outcomes for African American college graduates. Findings reveal a statistically significant, albeit moderate, relationship between measures of background, human and sociocultural capital, and labor market outcomes of Black graduates. Specifically, graduating from an HBCU has a net negative impact on post-BA earnings, and mixed results were found for occupational status and job satisfaction. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A