ERIC Number: ED052358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Differential Benefits from Vocational Training. Final Report.
Schriver, William R.; Bowlby, Roger L.
The objectives of this study were to find out how the characteristics of students and their training affect the rate of return to investment in vocational training, how they affect the earnings of trainees, and how vocational training influences the distribution of income among educational groups. The data were collected in a previous study and consisted of detailed records for 127 vocationally trained subjects and 127 individually matched untrained subjects. Records for 411 vocationally trained subjects were used for the analysis of earnings. The data were analyzed by analysis of covariance and multiple regression analysis. One strong relationship uncovered was the negative association between I.Q. and benefits from vocational training. Some conditions among former vocational students that were found to be related to relatively higher income potential were: (1) study in health occupations, (2) being of the male sex, (3) working at a job requiring specific training, and (4) being a high school graduate. It was found that training led to similar proportionate income gains among the educationally deprived as well as high school graduates. (GEB)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.