Economic aspects of a selected group of tenth and eleventh grade dropouts

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Ann Horne Faircloth (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane H. Crow

Abstract: This study of a group of selected tenth and eleventh grade dropouts had as objectives: to determine occupational classification and job remuneration, to identify self-interpreted reasons for dropping out of school, to determine whether and what training had been received, to identify relationships that seemed to exist between amount of schooling and further training and income change, to determine whether these dropouts believed that lack of a high school diploma had limited them, and to determine whether there had been a high incidence of these school dropouts in the economically deprived areas of their home community. Ninety-one per cent of the males and 67 per cent of the females were employed at the time of interview. Highest incidences of employment were in machine trades, clerical and sales, and in miscellaneous occupations. Seventy-five per cent of the respondents had held three or more principal jobs since the initial drop out (approximately three years).

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Language: English
Date: 1968

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