Comparison of High School Dropout Rates in 1982 and 1992

Comparison of High School Dropout Rates in 1982 and 1992

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Examines the changing demographics of high school students over the last decade and investigates the impact these changes may have had on high school dropout rates. Makes comparisons of the characteristics and dropout rates based on demographic and family characteristics, academic background, and risk factors of the sophomore and sophomore to senior classes of 1980 and 1990. From 1980-1990 there was a 5% increase in the proportion of sophomores living in families below the poverty line; there was a greater proportion of minority students; there was a 6% decrease in students from intact families. Numerous charts and tables.Questionnaires and cognitive tests were administered to each student in the sample. ... Freshening added another 1, 229 10th graders who were not contained in the base-year sampling frame, either because they were not in the country or were not ... This tenth grade sample of students is the component of NELS:88 that 9 For convenience sake, this report sometimes ... The NELS:88 sample was restricted to those students responding to the first follow-up and second follow-up surveys, anbsp;...

Title:Comparison of High School Dropout Rates in 1982 and 1992
Author:Philip Kaufman, Marilyn M. McMillen, David Sweet
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1996-06-01


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