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Indeed, the General Social Survey reveals that 70% of American adults say they would elect to continue to work even if given enough Why Financial Aid Matters (or Does Not) for College Success 31 money to live as comfortably as they would like – and this percentage has remained stable for the last 20 years (National Research Council, 1999, p. 50). It is not clear how much aid students would deem sufficient to stop working, or if any level of aid at all would change their decision. If work is central to the lives of students, serving to connect them to others and bring meaning to their lives, then it may well not be replaced with financial aid (Lobel, 1991; Feldman and Doerpinghaus, 1992).

2006; Barnett and Masse, 2007). Of particular interest here is the extent that precollege experiences influence the likelihood of college attendance. Most of the literature quantifying the effects of early childhood and adolescent interventions focuses on outcomes that indirectly affect the probability of going to college, such as achievement tests, grades, grade repetition, arrests, and high school completion. Those results generally point toward a substantial positive effect on college readiness and college-going; indeed, several studies have quantified a direct link between precollege interventions and college attendance.

Omitted variables and sample selection problems in studies of college-going decisions. In C. Teddlie & E. A. ) and E. P. St. John (Vol. ), Readings on equal education, Vol. 19. Public policy and college access: Investigating the federal and state roles in equalizing postsecondary opportunity. New York: AMS Press. Belfield, C. , & Schweinhart, L. (2006). The High/Scope Perry Preschool Program: Cost-benefit analysis using data from the age-40 followup. Journal of Human Resources, 41(1), 162–190. Ben-Porath, Y.

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