Browsing 2022 Student Research and Creative Activity (SRCA) Showcase by Author "Laska, Alexa"
The Effects of Adverse Experiences on Education and Income: A Comparison of Cisgender and Transgender CommunitiesStorrie, Christine; Kitissou, Kpoti; Laska, Alexa (2022)I assess the impact of adverse experiences on income and educational attainment and compare the results between cisgender and transgender communities. To estimate the relationship, I use data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2019 & 2020 surveys that include both optional modules for Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Scores, and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI). The calculations for the estimates are made through a probit model that conveys the marginal effects of adverse experiences on income yielded later in life, and highest level of education achieved. My expected results are that facing adverse experiences decreases overall income and educational attainment, and that being both transgender and abused further decreases income and education levels.