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ERIC Number: ED333283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-31
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Texas School Dropout Survey Project. Volume 1: Magnitude of the Problem--Census Analysis.
Waggoner, Dorothy
Volume 1, the first of eight publications developed by the Intercultural Development Research Association as part of the "Texas School Dropout Survey Project," looks at the magnitude of the school dropout problem in Texas. It presents data on dropouts, dropout distribution and rates by type and size of place, dropout trends nationally, dropout distribution and rates in Job Training Partnership Act Service Delivery Areas, and dropouts in service delivery areas in Texas. Several findings from the study are presented, including the findings that: (1) Hispanic youth were more likely in 1980 to have left school prior to completion of 12th grade than their Anglo contemporaries; (2) nearly one-half of the 1980 Hispanic dropouts had completed less than ninth grade; (3) male dropouts had higher civilian employment rates than their contemporaries as a whole, with Blacks being less likely to be employed than either Hispanics or Anglos; (4) many more Black youth than Hispanics or Anglos were "discouraged workers"; (5) young women who had not completed high school had lower employment rates than their female contemporaries as a whole; and (6) foreign-born Hispanics were very likely to have low levels of schooling. The source and reliability of the data are explained, and references are provided. Five figures and 94 data tables are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas