ERIC Number: ED402441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing School to Work Transitions in the United States. National Longitudinal Surveys Discussion Paper.
Pergamit, Michael R.
Issues related to assessing school-to-work transitions in the United States were discussed in the context of selected findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), a longitudinal data set characterizing 9,964 of 12,686 of young people who were 14-22 years old when first interviewed in 1979. The first section of the paper describes the NLSY. The middle section presents the measurement issues and accompanying analyses. Specific examples examined include whether to measure outcomes by year out of school or by age, looking specifically at weeks worked and weeks unemployed; when to measure the beginning of the career, the pitfalls in using the current measures available in prospective data collection, and issues regarding defining a successful transition. The final section of the paper discusses the data necessary to support the types of analyses presented in the earlier sections and data for assessing school-to-work transition. A new data set being started in the United States is described which attempts to meet the needs suggested in this paper. (Twelve tables and 22 references are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Family Characteristics, Information Needs, Longitudinal Studies, Measurement Techniques, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Racial Differences, Research Methodology, Sex Differences
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Economic Research, Washington, DC 20212-0001.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth