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Employment While in College, Academic Achievement and Post-College Outcomes: A Summary of Results

Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Daniel R. Sherman

NBER Working Paper No. 1742 (Also Reprint No. r0872)
Issued in May 1987
NBER Program(s):   LS

This paper uses panel data that cover the 1972-1979 period obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of the High School Class of 1972 to study how male college students' employment while in college influences their academic performance, persistence in school, decisions to enroll in graduate school, and post-college labor market success. The analytic framework employed treats in-school employment as endogenous and determines persistence by a comparison of expected utilities.

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Published: Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Daniel R. Sherman. "Employment While in College, Academic Achievement and Post-College Outcomes: A Summary of Results," Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter 1987, pp. 1-23.

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