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)
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.
Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1742
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. citation courtesy of
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