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dc.contributor.advisorMuller, Chandra
dc.creatorBosky, Amanda Louise
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-07T14:55:01Z
dc.date.available2019-10-07T14:55:01Z
dc.date.created2019-08
dc.date.issued2019-09-24
dc.date.submittedAugust 2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/76122
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/3211
dc.description.abstractThe shifting of risk from institutions to individuals in the new economy and increasing occupational polarization has led to greater prevalence and heightened consequences of economic insecurity for U.S. workers in the absence of universal social safety nets. Using data from the new midlife follow-up of the High School and Beyond study, I investigate the link between individuals’ academic preparation in high school and their risk of economic insecurity at midlife in the context of a stratified and changing economy. I focus on how individuals’ pre-labor market skills influence their long-term economic outcomes, with particular attention to how gendered opportunity structures shape men’s and women’s experiences of economic vulnerability. I examine three dimensions of economic insecurity: exposure to bad jobs, labor force attachment, and subjective economic insecurity. Taking a longer view of the link between education and economic outcomes, my findings reveal how high school prepares students for resilience across the life course. My research can increase our understanding of how the interaction between workers’ pre-labor market characteristics and a stratified labor market contribute to significant economic inequalities among middle-aged workers.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectWork
dc.subjectInequality
dc.titleAcademic preparation in high school and gendered exposure to economic insecurity at midlife
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-10-07T14:55:02Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLin, Ken-Hou
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGlass, Jennifer
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGrodsky, Eric
dc.description.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-8322-5795
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