DR. TODD STINEBRICKNER: The Berea Panel Study after 25 Years
October 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm EDT
The Berea Panel Study (BPS) is a novel survey project, which was initiated at Berea College in 2000 to provide a new understanding of how important decisions/outcomes are determined in the college and the early post-college periods. Dr. Stinebrickner will discuss the initial motivation for the BPS and the new types of analyses that were made possible by the unique data that were collected. A discussion of results will include topics such as: a) How are decisions about college dropout and college major made?; b) What is the role of time-use for determining grades and other academic outcomes?; c) How important are peers during college, and through what avenues do peer effects arise?; and d) What is the role of physical attractiveness in determining post-college earnings and other outcomes, and what do attractiveness findings suggest about issues such as discrimination? Co-sponsored with the Department of Economics & Business.