Theses Doctoral

Essays on the Economics of Higher Education and Employment

Park, Seung Eun

This dissertation studies legal and institutional policies that help to reduce the barriers to educational attainment and employment. The first chapter examines the effect of availability of juvenile record laws on education attainment and employment using state statue revisions after the passage of the federal Second Chance Act. The second chapter examines enrollment patterns of students who drop out from community colleges and identify four typologies of college dropouts and important factors that contribute to college success. The third chapter estimates the impact of federal Pell Grant eligibility on financial aid packages, labor supply while in schools, and academic outcomes for community college students. The three chapters together shed light on how federal, state, and institutional policies can help reduce the academic and employment barriers for the marginalized population in the United States.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Economics and Education
Thesis Advisors
Scott-Clayton, Judith E.
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
April 30, 2019