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The Negative Effect of Residential Broadband Availability on Educational Attainment in the US
A student’s decision to drop out of high school has repercussions for the individual and society. Broadband availability, which has become ubiquitous in the US since the late 1990s, can dramatically affect a student’s ...
The Nurture Effect: Like Father, Like Son. What about for an Adopted Child?
I investigate the influences of family environment and genes on children’s educational outcomes by working with data on Korean American adoptees and their non-adoptive siblings. I make use of the natural experiment setting ...
The Value of a College Degree in a Recession
Situated within the realm of a prestigious American university, I sought to examine how the “Great Recession” is experienced by current Duke seniors and recent graduates, and how it can be contextualized within a debate ...