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Author: Schneider, Barbara
Resulting in 2 citations.
1. Kim, Soobin
Klager, Christopher
Schneider, Barbara
The Effects of Alignment of Educational Expectations and Occupational Aspirations on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from NLSY79
Journal of Higher Education published online (18 June 2019): DOI: 10.1080/00221546.2019.1615333.
Also: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00221546.2019.1615333
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Keyword(s): Educational Aspirations/Expectations; Labor Market Outcomes; Occupational Aspirations; Occupational Prestige

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth of 1979, this article examines the relationship between adolescents' educational and occupational expectations, and how they correspond to their subsequent labor market outcomes in adulthood. We show that over-aligned adolescents, those who expect to obtain more education than is necessary for their desired occupation, are predicted to have hourly wages 30% higher than under-aligned adolescents, whose educational expectations are lower than their occupational expectations. The misalignment of educational and occupational expectations is not related to the probability of being employed through individuals' early twenties to late forties. However, over-aligned individuals are predicted to have more prestigious occupations than under-aligned individuals, suggesting that those in the over-aligned group sorted into better jobs over their careers. We also show that the effects of misaligned expectations on labor market outcomes change over the years, indicating that having high and aligned expectations are even more important for labor market outcomes than previously estimated.
Bibliography Citation
Kim, Soobin, Christopher Klager and Barbara Schneider. "The Effects of Alignment of Educational Expectations and Occupational Aspirations on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from NLSY79." Journal of Higher Education published online (18 June 2019): DOI: 10.1080/00221546.2019.1615333.
2. Lynn, Freda B.
Schneider, Barbara
Zhang, Zhenmei
The Changing Relationship Between Fertility Expectations and Educational Expectations: Adolescents in the 1970s Versus the 1980s
Journal of Family Issues 34,9 (September 2013): 1147-1174.
Also: http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/34/9/1147.abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79, Young Women
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Educational Aspirations/Expectations; Expectations/Intentions; Fertility; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This article examines the relationship between young women’s fertility expectations and educational expectations in late adolescence and at the outset of adulthood. Given progressive macro-level changes in the United States beginning in the 1960s, we compare the expectation patterns of youth from two cohorts using data from the National Longitudinal Surveys. We find that the relationship between education and fertility expectations is statistically negligible for those born in the height of the baby boom (1950s) and yet statistically positive for those born at the tail end of the baby boom (1960s). The crux of the change, however, is not driven by an increase in those who pair high educational expectations with normative or above-norm fertility expectations but rather an increase in young women who pair modest educational ambitions with low fertility expectations.
Bibliography Citation
Lynn, Freda B., Barbara Schneider and Zhenmei Zhang. "The Changing Relationship Between Fertility Expectations and Educational Expectations: Adolescents in the 1970s Versus the 1980s ." Journal of Family Issues 34,9 (September 2013): 1147-1174.