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The College Admissions Problem: Effects Of Income And Ability Of Postsecondary Education Outcomes, Martha Whamond Jan 2017

The College Admissions Problem: Effects Of Income And Ability Of Postsecondary Education Outcomes, Martha Whamond

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This paper examines the effects of students’ pre-college income on student outcomes and college admissions decisions. Under the assumption that colleges maximize utility by maximizing student outcomes, a two-stage regression model for student outcomes is building using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the 1997 National Youth Longitudinal Survey (NLSY97). The first stage estimates a model for college quality using the IPEDS dataset. The college quality estimates are then used as independent variables in the second stage. The second stage estimates student outcomes as a function of pre- college income, ability, college quality, and demographic characteristics ...


The Guide To Fostering Asynchronous Online Discussion In Higher Education, Irina Verenikina, Pauline T. Jones, Janine Delahunty Jan 2017

The Guide To Fostering Asynchronous Online Discussion In Higher Education, Irina Verenikina, Pauline T. Jones, Janine Delahunty

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