Who Goes to College? Social Capital and Other Predictors of College Enrollment for Foster-Care Youth

@article{Okpych2017WhoGT,
  title={Who Goes to College? Social Capital and Other Predictors of College Enrollment for Foster-Care Youth},
  author={Nathanael J. Okpych and Mark E. Courtney},
  journal={Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={8},
  pages={563 - 593}
}
Objective: This study investigated social capital, risk factors, and protective factors associated with the likelihood that youth in foster care will enroll in college. We tested three hypotheses: (a) having a greater number of institutional agents promotes college enrollment, (b) encouragement from school personnel to pursue postsecondary education promotes college enrollment, and (c) the number of institutional agents and amount of school encouragement will interact to promote college… Expand
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