ERIC Number: ED400378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Scotland's Young People: 19 in '95. The Scottish School Leavers Survey.
The 1995 Scottish School Leavers Survey, which was designed to obtain information about school leavers' post-school education and employment, was administered to a sample of 18- and 19-year-olds who had left school in 1992, 1993, or 1994. Of the 5,020 individuals sent questionnaires, 2,812 (56%) responded. Of those surveyed, 39% were in full-time education (versus 82% in the 1992 survey), 36% were in full-time employment (versus 7 percent in the 1992 survey), and 24% were employed part time. Nineteen percent of those in full-time employment indicated that youth training was part of their job. Men and women were equally likely to take a full-time job immediately after leaving school. The least well qualified school leavers were most likely to have been unemployed for at least 1 month after leaving school. Although more men than women had gained extra qualifications since leaving school, women were still better qualified than men. Fifty-four percent of unemployed respondents expected to be employed full time within a year. Contains 20 tables/figures and 11 references. Appended are five tables detailing the method of accounting for changes in respondents' main activity and technical notes about the survey.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, National Surveys, Occupational Aspiration, Outcomes of Education, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Tables (Data), Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)