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Author: Muller, Chandra
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1. Carroll, Jamie M.
Humphries, Melissa
Muller, Chandra
Mental and Physical Health Impairments at the Transition to College: Early Patterns in the Education-Health Gradient
Social Science Research 74 (August 2018): 120-131.
Also: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X17305811
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): College Enrollment; Disability; Health, Mental; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; High School Completion/Graduates; High School Curriculum

Part of the education-health gradient may be related to inequalities in the transition from high school to college by health impairment status. In this paper, we use the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to investigate the link between health impairments beginning prior to high school completion and college-going, distinguishing between individuals with mental, physical, or multiple health impairments and between enrollment in 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions. We find that individuals with mental impairments or multiple impairments are less likely to go to 4-year postsecondary institutions than individuals without health impairments, controlling on background and high school preparation. We also find evidence that advanced math course-taking in high school, an important step on the pathway to a 4-year college for all students, does not provide students with mental impairments the same return as students without health impairments. We discuss implications for policy to address educational inequalities in health.
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Carroll, Jamie M., Melissa Humphries and Chandra Muller. "Mental and Physical Health Impairments at the Transition to College: Early Patterns in the Education-Health Gradient." Social Science Research 74 (August 2018): 120-131.