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ERIC Number: EJ874087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Educational Pipeline for Health Care Professionals: Understanding the Source of Racial Differences
Hinton, Ivora; Howell, Jessica; Merwin, Elizabeth; Stern, Steven N.; Turner, Sarah; Williams, Ishan; Wilson, Melvin
Journal of Human Resources, v45 n1 p116-156 Win 2010
The underrepresentation of blacks in the healthcare professions may have direct implications for the health outcomes of minority patients, underscoring the importance of understanding movement through the educational pipeline into professional healthcare careers by race. We jointly model individuals' postsecondary decisions including enrollment, college type, degree completion, and choosing a healthcare occupation requiring an advanced degree. We estimate the parameters of the model with maximum likelihood using data from the NLS-72. Our results emphasize the importance of pre-collegiate factors and of jointly examining the full chain of educational decisions in understanding the sources of racial disparities in professional healthcare occupations. (Contains 32 footnotes, 9 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A