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Family Wealth and College Choice

Primary Investigator(s): Brian Mccall

Funding Agency: American Educational Research Association

Amount: $34,983

Period: 6/1/2014 - 5/1/2016

Using a discrete choice model adjusts for the possible endogenous nature of family wealth and data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), this research project will explore the impact of family financial resources including income and wealth on the college choice decisions of high school graduates in the 21st century. In addition, this study will examine what factors moderate the impact of these family financial resources on college choice decisions.