Does a G.E.D. lead to more training, post-secondary education, and military service for school dropouts?
AbstractUsing data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth for the years 1979-91, the authors investigate how school dropouts' acquisition of a General Educational Development certificate (GED) affected the probability that they would obtain training, post-secondary education, or military service. The authors use the longitudinal data to estimate prototypical training and education profiles. They find that the probability that a dropout participated in post-secondary education or noncompany training was greater after GED receipt than before for both men and women. Still, less than half of GED recipients obtained post-secondary education or training by age 26. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)
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Volume (Year): 51 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
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