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Belfield, Clive; Bailey, Thomas – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2017
Recently, studies have adopted fixed effects modeling to identify the returns to college. This method has the advantage over ordinary least squares estimates in that unobservable, individual-level characteristics that may bias the estimated returns are differenced out. But the method requires extensive longitudinal data and involves complex…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Robustness (Statistics)
Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Crosta, Peter; Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2006
This paper presents findings from a study of the experiences and outcomes of older and younger community college students. We developed a discrete-time hazard model using longitudinal transcript data on a cohort of first-time community college students in Florida to compare the impact of enrollment pathways (such as remediation) and enrollment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nontraditional Students, Two Year College Students, Longitudinal Studies