ERIC Number: ED380659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment of 1980 High School Sophomores by 1992. 1992 Descriptive Summary of 1980 High School Sophomores 12 Years Later. High School and Beyond. Statistical Analysis Report.
Tuma, John; And Others
Data from the fourth follow-up to the High School and Beyond survey were analyzed to identify patterns in the educational attainment, employment outcomes, and family formation of the 1980 sophomore class in 1992. Those members of the 1980 sophomore class who set high goals in high school tended to have higher average levels of educational attainment 10 years after leaving high school than did those who had lower postsecondary expectation. Regardless of respondents' socioeconomic status or performance on standardized tests, those who delayed entry into postsecondary education were less likely to earn a bachelor's degree or higher. Earnings were significantly related to level of educational attainment. Married respondents earned more than those who were never married or divorced. Respondents' voting rates in the 1988 elections were positively associated with educational attainment. More than 95% of those surveyed valued success in work and having steady work, strong friendships, and better opportunities for their children, whereas only 56% felt that having money was important. Approximately half of the respondents had at least one child by 1992, and nearly 10% had three children. (Forty-six tables/figures are included. Appended are a glossary, technical notes, and nine essay standard error tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Family Attitudes, Family Life, Followup Studies, Grade 10, High School Students, High Schools, Outcomes of Education, Political Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data), Voting, Work Attitudes
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.