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ERIC Number: ED151078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
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Life Expectancy and School Experience.
Landsberger, Betty H.
This paper examines the hypothesis that variations among white females, white males, non-white females, and non-white males in their degree of success in early schooling are related to differences in the life expectancy rates of those groups. Data are presented on the development and school performance of 450 North Carolina school children at the beginning and end of kindergarten and at the end of third grade. Data on the death rates and length of life expectancies of the four sex-race groups in North Carolina are then presented. Results indicate that the positions of the sex-race groups on stress-related school experience correspond to the positions of the groups on death rate data, also a stress-related matter. It was concluded that the risk factors for lower achievement are the same ones as for life expectancy: minority groups; males; and poverty. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina