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Aaronson, Daniel; Mazumder, Bhashkar – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2009
The Black-White gap in completed schooling among Southern born men narrowed sharply between the World Wars after being stagnant from 1880 to 1910. We examine a large scale school construction project, the Rosenwald Rural Schools Initiative, which was designed to dramatically improve the educational opportunities for Southern rural Blacks. From…
Descriptors: Wages, African Americans, Rural Schools, School Construction
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Cebi, Merve – Journal of Human Resources, 2007
This paper examines the effect of teenagers' outlooks--specified as their locus of control--on educational attainment and labor market outcomes. I replicate the study of Coleman and DeLeire (2003) and test the predictions of their theoretical model using a different data set--National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). The findings fail to…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Human Capital, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC. – 1982
The Profile of American Youth study, sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Military Services, in cooperation with the Department of Labor, is documented in this report. The principal objectives of the research project were to assess the vocational aptitudes of a nationally representative sample of youth 18 through 23 years of age and to…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Comparative Analysis, Enlisted Personnel, National Norms
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Orvis, Bruce R.; Gahart, Martin T. – 1989
As part of the military recruiting effort, the Department of Defense sponsors surveys of the national youth population to help design recruiting and advertising strategies. This report develops and applies a method of using the information contained in national youth surveys to estimate the probability that respondents taking the Armed Forces…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Armed Forces, Estimation (Mathematics), Evaluation Utilization