ERIC Number: ED349529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Transition into the Labour Market. Six Months after High School: Class of '89 Follow-Up Survey One.
Sharpe, Dennis B.; Spain, William H.
This developmental study focused on the process of youth as they make the difficult transition into the labor market of Newfoundland and Labrador. The project consists of two parallel yet interrelated studies, one focusing on the full cohort of over 9000 Level III high school students at the end of the 1988-89 school year, and a second, which focuses on the full year cohort of over 2100 students (grade 7 to Level III) who dropped out of school between Easter 1987 and Easter 1988. The first follow-up contact with the Level III group was made in the late fall of 1989 through a brief telephone interview. Most had completed high school 6 months earlier and had become established in some kind of work or further education. Information was obtained from 92% of the originally surveyed group of 7390 students. Since leaving school very few respondents had married or had assumed responsibilities as the head of a household. During the summer immediately following high school an unexpectedly large number (over 80%) of those surveyed had worked at some kind of job. There was almost no involvement in educational programs during the summer, including the completion of high school diploma requirements by those who did not graduate in the spring. Most respondents who had definitely planned to further their education or to return to high school for another year realized those plans. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. of Education.; Canada/Newfoundland Youth Employment Strategies Program.
Authoring Institution: Memorial Univ., St. John's (Newfoundland). Centre for Educational Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Canada