ERIC Number: ED024515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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The Relationship of School Dropout Rates and Selected Socio-Economic Factors for Louisiana Parishes, 1960.
Welch, Gilbert Dale
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of selected social, economic, and demographic factors and the dropout rate for the 64 Louisiana parishes. Data were taken from the 1950 and 1960 Census Population Reports for Louisiana. Correlational techniques were utilized in the measurement of relationships between independent and dependent variables. Anticipated results included: (1) parish educational level and persons 14-17 years of age in the labor force were found to be significantly related to the dropout rate at the parish level; and (2) population increase over the ten-year period was significantly related to an increase in the number of dropouts over the same period. Other variables significantly related to the parish dropout rate, though not in the direction predicted, were parish nonwhite population, family stability, and mothers not in the labor force. (VM)
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Family School Relationship, Population Growth, Rural Population, School Holding Power, Socioeconomic Influences, Student School Relationship
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Note: Masters Thesis, Louisiana State University and Agr. and Mech. Coll., Dep. of Sociology, January 1968.