ERIC Number: ED242980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
The Long-Term Effects of Vocational Education: Earnings, Employment, Education, and Aspirations. Research and Development Series No. 246.
Desy, Jeanne; And Others
This national cross-sectional survey provides data on the long-term outcomes of vocational education. Chapter 1 offers background information and describes the sample--1,539 people between the ages of 20 and 34, one-half of whom had taken vocational education programs in high school. Chapter 2 describes the broad context within which the labor market effects of vocational education take place, with emphasis on the actions of the labor market and the factors that influence individual decisions. The chapter concludes with an explanation of long-term earnings profiles, or life-cycle earnings progressions, by means of which the earnings outcomes of vocational education are described. Findings, provided in chapter 3, are grouped into four categories: earnings, employment, education, and aspirations. These results are presented: vocational graduates overall enjoy a long-term earnings advantage over graduates of a general curriculum; they are likely to experience less unemployment than graduates from a general curriculum; about two-thirds are expected to be in jobs of the same kind 5 years later; and they are somewhat more likely to say they need further schooling to obtain desired jobs. (An appendix describes data collection and methods of analysis.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Employment, Followup Studies, Occupational Aspiration, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Salaries, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD246--$4.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related document, see ED 215 145.