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ERIC Number: ED186721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Class of 1957--Eighteen Years after High School Graduation. CDE Working Paper 77-32.
Sewell, William H.; Hauser, Robert M.
A study was conducted to follow-up a sample of 1957 high school graduates in Wisconsin. Interviews were conducted by telephone and covered such matters as postsecondary education, current and past marital status, number of children, characteristics of present family, spouse's occupation and education, and participation in elections and community organizations. Among the findings reported was that although most had changed their place of residence from previous surveys in 1957 and 1964, almost 75 percent still lived in Wisconsin. Approximately nine out of ten were married and currently living with their spouses, one in twenty were separated or divorced, one in twenty had never married, and only one in a hundred were widows or widowers. Over 70 percent of the sample obtained some formal education after high school graduation, either in colleges and universities or in vocational-technical schools. Ninety-seven percent of the men and 57 percent of the women were currently employed. The average earnings for men and women were $16,900 and $7,900, respectively. Eighty-eight percent of the sample were church members. Of those with religious affiliations, 52 percent were Protestants, 45 percent were Catholics, and 3 percent belong to other religious bodies. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology.