ERIC Number: ED055190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Vocational and Technical Programs: A National Follow-Up Survey. Final Report.
Somers, Gerald G.; And Others
This report presents a nationwide followup analysis of the educational experience and economic and social benefits of graduates in vocational education at the secondary, postsecondary, and junior college levels. Tentative cost-benefit comparisons are included, as well as comparative data on dropouts from vocational programs and academic high school graduates. The school level and sex of the graduates were found to be the most significant variables in explaining employment and earnings during the 3 years following graduation. The payoff from junior college-level vocational education proved to be the largest, because of the resulting labor market advantage. The report recommends an increased emphasis on general training at all school levels. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Studies in Vocational and Technical Education.