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ERIC Number: EJ889474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0038-0407
Making It through the First Year of College: The Role of Students' Economic Resources, Employment, and Living Arrangements
Bozick, Robert
Sociology of Education, v80 n3 p261-284 2007
Using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study of 1996, this article explores the effect of economic resources on the paid work experiences and living arrangements of first-year college students. Students from low-income families are more likely to work for school-related expenses and to live at home during the first year of college--cost-saving strategies that, in some cases, impede their chances of continuing into the second year. Students who work more than 20 hours a week and who live at home are more likely to leave school during the first year than are those who work 20 hours a week or less and who reside on campus. Employment and living arrangements both play a strong role in shaping the transition to college, beyond background characteristics and academic preparation. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED557072