ERIC Number: ED349530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Life after School: A Profile of Early Leavers in Newfoundland. Youth Transition into the Labour Market. Report and Summary Report.
Spain, William H.; And Others
This project consists of two parallel yet interrelated studies, one focusing on the full cohort of approximately 9,000 Level III (Grade 12) high school students in Newfoundland and Labrador at the end of the 1988-89 school year, and a second, which focuses on the full year cohort of 2109 students (grades seven to Level III) who dropped out of school between Easter 1987 and Easter 1988. Nearly all of the participants in this survey had been out of school for 2 to 3 years. An attempt was made to re-establish contact with the 1275 persons sampled in the original survey, resulting in a follow-up survey sample of 1012 interviews. Most of the respondents had financial responsibility for only themselves. For over 14% income support programs provided the principle income. Almost all of the sample reported having worked in at least one full-time or part-time job between July 1988 and December 1989. About 23% reported that they had participated in some form of academic upgrading since their decision to leave school. The early leavers reported having to overcome several barriers in their search for work, including lack of experience or the economic situation. There was an overall feeling of satisfaction among the respondents about their progress since leaving school. The group of early school leavers expected to be more mobile in the future than they had already shown themselves to be in the recent past. (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