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Monaghan, David – Sociology of Education, 2017
Today, many undergraduates are themselves raising children. But does college-going by parents improve their offspring's educational attainment? I address this question using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth--1979 and linked Children and Young Adults Survey. I first model postnatal college enrollment and bachelor's completion by…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Bachelors Degrees, Nontraditional Students, Mothers
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Aratani, Yumiko; Cooper, Janice L. – Youth & Society, 2015
This article uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to examine the relationship between running away from home between the ages of 12 and 14 and dropping from high school among youth. Propensity score matching was conducted in estimating the effect of running away on high school dropout while controlling for confounding…
Descriptors: Correlation, Runaways, Homeless People, Early Adolescents
Aucejo, Esteban – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
The sizable gender gap in college enrolment, especially among African Americans, constitutes a puzzling empirical regularity that may have serious consequences on marriage markets, male labor force participation and the diversity of college campuses. For instance, only 35.7 percent of all African American undergraduate students were men in 2004.…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Enrollment Rate, College Bound Students
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Tong, Xin; Zhang, Zhiyong – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2012
Growth curve models with different types of distributions of random effects and of intraindividual measurement errors for robust analysis are compared. After demonstrating the influence of distribution specification on parameter estimation, 3 methods for diagnosing the distributions for both random effects and intraindividual measurement errors…
Descriptors: Models, Robustness (Statistics), Statistical Analysis, Error of Measurement
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Jackson, Kristina M.; Schulenberg, John E. – Developmental Psychology, 2013
The movement from middle school to high school is a normative transition that is typically associated with increased stress and opportunity in social and academic domains. Theoretically, this transition may reflect a turning point in terms of initiating or sharply increasing heavy alcohol use, a notion that has received little attention in the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Middle School Students, High School Students, Incidence
Beltran, Daniel O.; Das, Kuntal K.; Fairlie, Robert W. – National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, 2006
Nearly twenty million children in the United States do not have computers in their homes. The role of "home" computers in the educational process, however, has drawn very little attention in the previous literature. We use panel data from the two main U.S. datasets that include recent information on computer ownership among children--the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Extracurricular Activities, Assignments, Ownership