ERIC Number: ED202976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-14
An Analysis of Factors Related to School Dropout Rates Among Black Youth.
Blank, Rolf K.
Existing models for explaining individual educational attainment have not been particularly useful for explanations of the high dropout rate for black youths. This study employes a status attainment approach in analyzing the school dropout problem, using data from disadvantaged black youth who were enrolled in 1979 in a targeted job placement program funded by The Comprehensive Employment Training Act. The analysis shows that the school dropout rate among black youth in the program is related to family residential instability. In addition, it shows that dropouts tend to come from larger families than do high school graduates. Only weak relationships of parents education and youth aspirations with dropout rates are evidenced. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Randolph (A. Phillip) Educational Fund, New York, NY.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lowry (James H.) and Associates, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper prepared for the session on "Research Issues in Black Education" at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 1981).