ERIC Number: ED284134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Who Drops Out of High School? Findings from High School and Beyond. Contractor Report.
Barro, Stephen M.; Kolstad, Andrew
This document contains the final report on a study of factors associated with dropping out of high school. The analyses presented are based on data from the initial and first follow-up rounds of the High School and Beyond survey of the sophomore class of 1980. The introductory chapter discusses the background of the dropout problem and influences on dropping out. Chapter II describes the database and research methodology used in the study. Chapter III deals with overall dropout rates and variations by race/ethnicity and sex. Chapters IV through VII all deal with particular sets of influences on the dropout rate: chapter IV covers socioeconomic and other family background factors; chapter V examines locational and economic factors; chapter VI looks at school factors and educational experiences; and chapter VII considers certain student behaviors and choices. Each of these chapters presents both descriptive statistics on the dropout rates associated with different values of the variables in question and estimates from multivariate models of net effects of the variables on the probability of dropping out. Each chapter also presents separate results for the six race/ethnicity-sex groups defined by classifying students as male or female and as White, Black, or Hispanic, as well as results for all groups combined. Observations on intergroup differences in patterns of dropping out are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Black Students, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Economic Factors, Educational Experience, Ethnic Groups, Family Influence, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Influences, Racial Differences, Rural Urban Differences, Sex Differences, Student Behavior, White Students
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: High School and Beyond (NCES)