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August 2008, Vol. 131, No. 8

Who goes to college? Evidence from the NLSY97

Alison Aughinbaugh
Research Economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Division of National Longitudinal Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the policies of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
E-mail: aughinbaugh.alison@bls.gov

Estimates from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 show that sex, race, and ethnicity are unrelated to the student’s decision to complete the first year of college, but are related to the decision to start college; high school grades, by contrast, affect both the decision to start college and the decision to stay in college for the first year.

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