The educational pipeline for health care professionals : understanding the source of racial differences

Hinton, Ivora, Howell, Jessica, Merwin, Elizabeth, Stern, Steven, Turner, Sarah, Williams, Ishan, & Wilson, Melvin (2010) The educational pipeline for health care professionals : understanding the source of racial differences. Journal of Human Resources, 45(1), pp. 116-156.

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Abstract

The underrepresentation of blacks in the healthcare professions may have direct implications for the health outcomes of minority patients, underscoring the importance of understanding movement through the educational pipeline into professional healthcare careers by race. We jointly model individuals' postsecondary decisions including enrollment, college type, degree completion, and choosing a healthcare occupation requiring an advanced degree. We estimate the parameters of the model with maximum likelihood using data from the NLS-72. Our results emphasize the importance of pre-collegiate factors and of jointly examining the full chain of educational decisions in understanding the sources of racial disparities in professional healthcare occupations.

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ID Code: 73203
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-166X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 04:50
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 00:33

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