Monthly Archive for November, 2009

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School Enrollment in the United States: 2008

School Enrollment in the United States: 2008
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports

Could a recent trend toward two-year colleges be leading to an all-time high in enrollment? These tables examine a host of details about school enrollment for the population 3 years and older by social and economic characteristics, including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, type of school, labor force status of mothers with school-age children, type of family, employment status of those enrolled in vocational courses, income levels, children of foreign-born and more.

Detailed Data

Center for Retirement Research 2010 Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2010 Dissertation Fellowship Program for research on retirement income and disability insurance issues. The program, funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration:
• Supports doctoral candidates writing dissertations on retirement income and disability insurance issues.
• Awards up to six fellowships of $28,000.
• Requires proposals be complete and submitted by January 29, 2010.
• Proposal guidelines can be found at the Dissertation Fellowship website.

For questions, please contact:
Marina Tsiknis

New Working Papers from the NBER

Testing the Correlated Random Coefficient Model
By James J. Heckman, Daniel A. Schmierer, Sergio S. Urzua
Abstract; PDF

Son Preference and the Persistence of Culture: Evidence from Asian Immigrants to Canada
By Douglas Almond, Lena Edlund, Kevin Milligan
Abstract; PDF

Spatial Mismatch, Immigrant Networks, and Hispanic Employment in the United States
By Judith K. Hellerstein, Melissa McInerney, David Neumark
Abstract; PDF