Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and by Harry J. Holzer, and Henry Chen Carolyn J. Hill

By Harry J. Holzer, and Henry Chen Carolyn J. Hill

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Classical measurement error in dependent variables creates imprecise estimates rather than bias; if the error is not classical, however, both problems might result. 14. For the findings in this section, sample weights are used in the summary statistics but not in the regression analyses. 15. Though we do not report standard errors in the summary tables for Chapter 2, any differences that we discuss in the text are at least marginally significant. We do not show results of significance tests in the table because of the large number of possible tests of interest.

In particular, blacks and Hispanics continue to drop out of high school more frequently than whites, and less frequently attend or graduate from four-year colleges. 21 307 488 Note: Sample includes all respondents ages 22–24 at the time of interview. Enrollment is measured in the month of November. The sum of each gender and race group’s enrollment statuses for each cohort equals 100. SOURCE: Authors’ tabulations from NLSY79 and NLSY97. 31 32 Hill, Holzer, and Chen tail. We examine the extent to which higher dropout rates among young minorities can be accounted for by achievement or family background differences later in this chapter and in Chapter 3.

Some values were imputed using information about enrollment status and education level at the time of the interview in rounds prior to and following these November dates. 8. Though there might be some value to the GED degree, we regard those with GEDs as being closer to high school dropouts than to graduates in their educational attainment (Cameron and Heckman 1993). Outcomes for Young Adults in Two Cohorts 49 9. High school graduates who might have attended college briefly but who have not completed at least one year are coded as having no postsecondary educational attainment.

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