ERIC Number: ED245011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Boston Public Schools: Class of 1982. A Follow-Up Study. A Boston Compact Report.
Hargroves, Jeannette S.
In an effort to improve conditions for young Boston residents, a compact has been made between the Boston Public Schools and the city's businesses, universities, and cultural organizations. The cooperative project aims to upgrade the city's high schools and to increase annually the number of graduates placed in jobs and enrolled in postsecondary institutions. As part of this effort, a sample survey was conducted in January 1983, to find out what 1982 Boston public high school graduates were doing. Results indicated that just over 50 percent were attending school; among the remainder, 80 percent were employed. This report details the survey methodology and its findings. Statistical data are provided which indicate (1) educational and employment status of 1982 graduates; (2) college enrollment rates; (3) work status of higher education enrollees; (4) term (e.g., 2-year college, 4-year college) of higher education enrollment; (5) type of higher education school program; (6) time of enrollment decision; (7) employment/unemployment rates; (8) type of work; (9) time of present job start; (10) source of present job; (11) anticipated job duration; and (12) public/private and in-State/out-of-State higher education enrollment. Most of these data are broken down by race, while some of the tables additionally indicate rates by sex and/or by high school type. Tabular results also are outlined in a discussion format. Survey response rate and statistical bias are other issues that the report addresses briefly. (GC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Institutional Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, School Business Relationship, Sex Differences, Whites, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)
Note: Prepared by the Community Affairs Department on behalf of the Boston Compact in cooperation with the Boston School Department; For a related document, see UD 023 590.