Title page for ETD etd-08142006-110111
|Type of Document
||List, Jill H.
||Black-white differences in postsecondary educational attainment
||Educational Research and Evaluation
|Wolfle, Lee M.
|Cross, Lawrence H.
|Dickey, John W.
|Hereford, Karl T.
|Robinson, Jerald F.
- education - male parental effect on
|Date of Defense
This study used data from the National Longitudinal
Study of the High school Class of 1972 and High School and
Beyond to examine the process of educational attainment
among whites and blacks and the extent which the process
varies by the presence or absence of father in the
household. Structural models were used to estimate the
total effect of personal characteristic variables such as
ability, curriculum, and grades on educational attainment
and to compare the advantage of father's presence in the
household as it contributes to educational attainment. The
present study finds the process of educational is similar
among white and black high seniors in the 1970s and the
1980s, regardless of father's presence in the household.
Living in a household without a father is more
disadvantageous for whites than for blacks. The effects of
the personal characteristic variables of whites and blacks
as they influence educational attainment are also similar
for both groups.
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