University of Texas, Austin

To provide supplemental funds to Grant #2012-KEC-12 so as to provide adequate incentive payments to respondents of the High School & Beyond Study (HSB) to ensure an 80 percent response rate

  • Amount $265,051
  • City Austin, TX
  • Investigator Chandra Muller
  • Year 2013
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Working Longer

In 2012, the Trustees of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation approved a $3.2 million grant to the University of Texas to support a project to re-contact and survey the original, nationally representative High School and Beyond (HSB) 1980 sophomore class cohort in order to assess the effects of early-life human capital on later-life labor market, health, and family outcomes. This new data set will provide scholars with access to a wealth of data collected contemporaneously when the respondents were adolescents and young adults. These data include measures of cognitive and noncognitive skills, school performance, standardized test scores, family socioeconomic origins, health, early life careers, and family formation. The new dataset will enable scholars to study in previously unavailable detail the antecedents of later life labor market activities. This grant provides supplemental support to that project by creating a pool of funds for incentive payments for survey participants to ensure an 80 percent response rate.

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