Does Acquisition of a GED Lead to More Training, Post-Secondary Education, and Military Service for School Dropouts?
This paper uses longitudinal data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to examine whether acquisition of a GED increases the probability that male and female school dropouts obtain training, post-secondary education, or military service. Random effects probit models are used to account for both the dichotomous nature of the dependent variables and non-zero correlations among error terms pertaining to different years of data for the same individual. We find that acquisition of a GED increases the probability that school dropouts obtain post-secondary education and the probability that they obtain non-company training, defined as training provided by government or by proprietary schools. However, it is still the case that the majority of GED recipients obtain no post-secondary education or training through the age of 26.
|Date of creation:||Apr 1997|
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|Publication status:||published as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 51, no. 1 (October 1997): 100-116.|
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