ERIC Number: ED142808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Educational Activities: Discontinuities and Sequences. Report No. 222.
Using a retrospective life history sample (LHS), the educational activities of white and black men from age 14 to age 30 were determined. A lack of association of family background characteristics with resumption of schooling activities after labor force entry was found for both blacks and whites. Attainment level was related to the likelihood of resuming schooling: Black and white men with little educational attainment were unlikely to resume schooling. Ability differences between those continuing and not continuing were found for blacks, but not consistently for whites. Educational attainments are detailed by race, age, and type of educational activity. Rates, incidents, and duration of part-time education and other continuing education patterns are also supplied. The educational career patterns of the LHS are described in relation to labor force and educational activities. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Groups, Blacks, Economic Status, Educational Background, Educational Experience, Labor Force, Males, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Racial Differences, Research, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Educational Objectives, Whites, Work Experience, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.