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Author: Jarvis, Jonathan
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1. Dufur, Mikaela J.
Rowley, Kristie J.
Pribesh, Shana
Jarvis, Jonathan
Yue, Yuanyuan
Otero, Carolina
Alexander, Alyssa J.
Ferguson, Amanda
Enrollment in Two- and Four-Year Colleges: The Role of Family Structures and Transitions
Presented: San Antonio TX, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April-May 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Educational Research Association
Keyword(s): College Enrollment; Family Income; Family Structure; Financial Assistance; Parents, Single; Post-Secondary Transcripts

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Children in disrupted families are less likely to apply to, be accepted to, or attend four-year colleges and universities than are their peers from stable, two-parent families. We extend exploration into why this may occur to youths' decisions to attend two- or four-year schools. To test this relationship, we use new data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth-1997 Cohort Post-Secondary Transcript Study (NLSY97-PTS). Logistic regression models suggest that financial resources--both income and college support--explain enrollment differences between single mother families and two-biological-parent families. Selectivity effects explain differences for youth living only with fathers or with neither biological parent. Differences for youth with social fathers persist in our models.
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Dufur, Mikaela J., Kristie J. Rowley, Shana Pribesh, Jonathan Jarvis, Yuanyuan Yue, Carolina Otero, Alyssa J. Alexander and Amanda Ferguson. "Enrollment in Two- and Four-Year Colleges: The Role of Family Structures and Transitions." Presented: San Antonio TX, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April-May 2017.