Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students

Charlene Marie Kalenkoski, Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia

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Abstract

Using nationally representative data from the NLSY97 and a simultaneous equations model, this paper analyzes the financial motivations for and the effects of employment on U. S. college students' academic performance. The data confirm the predictions of the theoretical model that lower parental transfers and greater costs of attending college increase the number of hours students work while in school, although students are not very responsive to these financial motivations. They also provide some evidence that greater hours of work lead to lower grade point averages (GPAs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-496
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Employment
  • GPA
  • Transfers

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