Domestic Public Policy

Pathways to Success: Do Alternative College Options Benefit Non-Traditional Students, and How Do They Learn About Them?

Grant Year: 2017

James Rosenbaum will examine how children from disadvantaged backgrounds who choose options other than college enrollment fare later in life. He will analyze data from the Education Longitudinal Study to explore how measures of student non-cognitive traits, such as persistence and self-control, as well as high school performance and post–high school education and training, relate to later life outcomes. He will also undertake research among high school guidance counselors to better understand whether and how they help high school students find non-college opportunities for training and employment. The project’s findings will appear in a series of articles.

Northwestern University Domestic Public Policy