|Title||Postsecondary Schooling and Parental Resources: Evidence from the PSID and HRS|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Haider, S, McGarry, KM|
|Journal||Education Finance and Policy|
|Keywords||Education, Inequality, Parents, PSID|
We examine the association between young adult postsecondary schooling and parental financial resources using two datasets that contain high-quality data on parental resources: the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). We find the association to be pervasiveit exists for income and wealth, it extends far up the income and wealth distributions, it remains even after we control for a host of other characteristics, and it continues beyond simply beginning postsecondary schooling to completing a four-year degree. Using the Transition to Adulthood supplement to the PSID, we also find that financial resources strongly affect postsecondary schooling for all levels of high school achievement, and particularly for those at the highest level.
|Short Title||Education Finance and Policy|