ERIC Number: ED419207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
The Relationship between the Parental and Marital Experiences of 1988 Eighth-Grade Girls and High School Completion as of 1994. Statistics in Brief.
The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, a nationally representative sample of 1988 eighth-graders who were followed up 2 years later in 1990 and again in 1992 and 1994, provides an opportunity to consider how motherhood and marriage were related to the educational attainment of 1988 eighth-grade females. Findings drawn from this report are listed here. (1) By June of 1992, when this cohort of female students was scheduled to complete high school, 11 percent had given birth to at least one child and 5 percent had been married at least once. (2) Being an unwed mother before scheduled graduation was more detrimental to eventual high school completion than getting married before graduation--58 percent of females who had a child before June 1992 but never married had completed high school by 1994, compared with 84 percent who had married after scheduled graduation but did not have children. (3) Approximately 95 percent of females who were neither married nor had children by 1994 (two years after graduation) had completed high school by 1994. Tables and charts depicting these statistics are provided. (MKA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.