ERIC Number: ED405783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Whole Picture: Florida's Educational Delivery System. A Longitudinal Study Comparing Outcomes by Educational Levels.
Lanham, Claudia; Whitfield, Duane L.
This study followed 10 Florida cohorts with different levels of education over a period of 3 years to determine outcomes of employment, continuing education status, level of public assistance, incarceration or probation status, and military assistance. Information for the study was derived from the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program. Among the findings documented in six tables and associated graphs are the following: (1) at the end of 3 years the cohort groups most likely to be employed in Florida were those with community college certificates and associate degrees; (2) the cohort with the highest percentage of people in jail or on parole or probation were high school dropouts and those with only a high school diploma; (3) earnings for all cohorts increased by the end of the 3-year study period, with increase greatest for those with higher levels of education; (4) business degree majors earned more than English majors at both the bachelor and the masters level; (5) also, at all levels, health-related and engineering graduates averaged higher salaries than early childhood education and arts majors; and (6) the range of earnings was smaller among education majors than for those in health professions. Extensive discussion of the methodology employed is included. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Educational Status Comparison, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Role of Education, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida