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ERIC Number: ED083525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 32
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Employment of High School Graduates and Dropouts, October, 1972: The High School Class of 1972.
Young, Anne M.
Monthly Labor Review, Jun 1973
This Special Labor Force Report, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, presents statistics on the high school class of 1972. The report bases its estimates on supplementary questions in the October 1972 Current Population Survey by the Bureau of the Census and includes explanations of the sampling procedure, definitions of terms used, and detailed tables. It makes comparisons between the numbers of 1972 high school graduates versus dropouts in the labor force, and between sub-groups--number of white dropouts versus number of dropouts of Spanish origin, number of black graduate enrolled in college versus number of whites, number of women graduates attending college versus number of men, etc. The report briefly discusses economic, geographic, and sociological factors influencing differences between groups, and examines how young people of Spanish origin fare in the job market. (This wider analysis covers all out of school youth age 16-24). Among the more interesting findings are these: (1) only 49% of 1972 graduates (the lowest proportion in 5 years) went on to college; and (2) among all youth of Spanish origin aged 16-24, one of three was a school dropout, a much larger proportion than among whites or Negroes. (EAK)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC. Div. of Labor Force Studies.
Note: Special Labor Force Report 155