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Author: Atherwood, Serge
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1. Atherwood, Serge
Sanchez-Soto, Gabriela
Timing Effects of College During the School-to-Work Transition: Evidence from the NLSY97
Presented: Denver CO, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2018
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): College Degree; College Enrollment; Transition, Adulthood; Transition, School to Work

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During the transition to adulthood (TTA), college enrollment is seen as an aspirational pathway to a more secure future. In the post-2000 era, the college-going pathway has grown more expensive at the same time a college degree is increasingly seen as a labor market prerequisite. The first cohort of young adults to transition to adulthood post-2000 was born in the early 1980s. Today, they are in their mid- to late-30s and have completed their TTA. This paper explores the timing and determinants of college enrollment, college completion, and entry into the labor force for this cohort using life tables and discrete-time logistic regression models on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997. We find the risk of college enrollment increases sharply for females but decreases for non-white groups. Presence of children in the home and/or being in a union also substantially decreases likelihood of enrollment.
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Atherwood, Serge and Gabriela Sanchez-Soto. "Timing Effects of College During the School-to-Work Transition: Evidence from the NLSY97." Presented: Denver CO, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2018.