The goal of the present study is to explain the effects of parent resources and secondary school quality in bringing about these patterns in the context of the rural gap in higher educational attainment. Using a nationally representative data set that tracks individual student careers in high school and beyond (which NELS provides) lays a strong empirical foundation for the investigation of this topic.
Reeves, Edward B., "Parent Resources and High School Quality in the Context of the Rural Gap in Postsecondary Educational Attainment" (2006). Faculty Research at Morehead State University. 865.