ERIC Number: ED112196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Factors Influencing the Earnings of Indiana High School Vocational Graduates. Final Report.
Richardson, William B.
The study was made to determine the earnings of a sample group of Indiana high school vocational program graduates to ascertain the effect hypothesized training has on earnings of high school vocational graduates. The sample was randomly selected from 1972-73 graduates, stratified according to vocational program. Of the 18 independent variables used in the analysis, those found to have any relation to earnings were sex, marital status, year of graduation, job satisfaction, labor union membership, and length of time after graduation before taking a job. Major conclusions were: (1) variables not directly associated with vocational training tend to have a greater influence on the earnings of vocational graduates; (2) socioeconomic status of parents was not a significant influence; and (3) the type of vocational program completed by the graduate did not provide any conclusive relationship with earnings. Appended are: a list of cooperating schools, correspondence, the survey instrument, list of advisory committee and project consultant, and an analysis of nonrespondents. (MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana