ERIC Number: ED219622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Economic Value of Academic and Vocational Training Acquired in High School.
Rumberger, Russell W.; Daymont, Thomas N.
This study examines whether differences in high school curricula lead to differences in labor market opportunities for persons who complete 10 to 12 years of schooling and acquire no postsecondary training. Data were gathered beginning in 1979 from a national longitudinal survey of youth. Researchers studied detailed information on coursework taken from high school transcripts. The results show no systematic advantage of one high school curriculum relative to another, although in some instances--for some students and in some areas--vocational preparation produces superior labor market effects compared to academic or general curricula. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, General Education, High School Graduates, High Schools, Job Placement, Outcomes of Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary School Curriculum, Vocational Education, Wages
Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, CERAS Bldg., Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Survey Youth Labor Market Ex
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).