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Author: Jang, Min
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1. Jang, Min
Essays on Education and Health Disparities
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany, 2022
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Disability; Educational Attainment; Educational Costs; Health, Chronic Conditions

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The third essay [of this dissertation] examines changes in educational outcomes of Americans with disabilities between the late 1970s and the late 1990s. It shows that the gap in educational attainment between the disabled and non-disabled increases over time. For men, the widening gap in educational attainment difference is mainly driven by an increase in the difference in college graduation rates. For women, increases in the gaps appear in high school graduation, college attendance, and college graduation rates. A model of education investment for disabled students suggests two motivating factors for education investment decisions: 1) the cost of obtaining education, 2) the incentive to signal their productivity through education in order to overcome employers' uncertainty about disabled workers. That is, if obtaining education is too burdensome for the disabled, they will lose incentive to obtain education. But, if the effect of the uncertainty is strong, then the incentive to signal will be preserved well or even increase. Consequently, the educational attainment gaps can be affected by the two conflicting forces.
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Jang, Min. Essays on Education and Health Disparities. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany, 2022.