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Information and inner city educational attainment
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Economics of Education Review Volume 18, Number 1 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) are analyzed to examine whether adolescents living in low-income urban areas have less accurate information about labor market institutions than teens in more affluent communities, and whether information influences educational attainment. All adolescents seem to implicitly underestimate the educational requirements of their occupational goals, and teens (particularly males) in high-poverty urban areas have less accurate information than those in other neighborhoods. Information varies across neighborhoods in part because of the effects of family socioeconomic status on information, including the education and employment experiences of parents. The labor market information measures available with the NLSY are related to schooling persistence, even after controlling for AFQT scores and family background. ["JEL" I20, J24, D83]

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Ludwig, J. Information and inner city educational attainment. Economics of Education Review, 18(1), 17-30. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Economics of Education Review on March 1, 2019. Economics of Education Review is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0272-7757(97)00054-X

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