ERIC Number: ED120251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972: A Capsule Description of First Followup Survey Data.
Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.
As part of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS), this report summarizes some descriptive information about participation in postsecondary education and participation in jobs since leaving high school based on the analysis of responses to the First Follow-Up Questionnaire. Its purpose is only to highlight and release some of the preliminary findings. Statistics of the responses were weighted to provide total population values. These weighted values were tabulated for different subgroups classified by sex, race, socioeconomic status, ability, type of high school program, and region; and some two-way cross-tabulations of sex and race with each of the other variables. Specifications of these classification variables are appended. Some basic statistics related to postsecondary education as seen in the fall and winter of 1973-74 were: 56 percent of the total sample were currently enrolled, 63 percent had already received some kind of postsecondary education, 74 percent expected to further their education or training beyond high school, and 15 percent expected to receive advanced degrees eventually. Basic facts about job opportunities were: in October 1973, 65 percent of the total sample were employed in full-or part-time jobs, and among those not holding jobs, one out of five was looking for work. A reproduction of the survey form is included. (RC)
Descriptors: Ability, Employment, Geographic Regions, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High School Seniors, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Race, Secondary School Curriculum, Sex (Characteristics), Socioeconomic Status
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972