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ERIC Number: ED410500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
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Employment Consequences of Secondary Occupational and Academic Courses for Minorities and Females.
Martin, Antigo
Each year, thousands of high school students enroll and complete secondary occupational education courses, hoping to compete successfully in the job market once they leave school. Yet labor market statistics continue to suggest that America's secondary schools have not helped the non-college-attending high school graduate make an effective transition from school to work. The long-term effects of secondary occupational education and Co-op on the postsecondary labor market experiences of non-college-attending females and selected minorities were examined. A causal model was devised to determine the influence of taking secondary occupational education courses and participating in a Co-op, on length of employment and annual income for high school graduates entering the labor force. Analyses results indicated that non-college-attending youth, who took occupational education in high school, did not experience any long-term economic benefit from these occupational education courses. Linking early work experiences via Co-op had no effect on the labor market experiences of non-college-attending high school graduates 10 years after high school. (Author/RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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