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ERIC Number: ED422831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 22
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Using Unemployment Insurance Data and Job Record Data To Track the Employment and Earnings of Community College Students. AIR 1998 Annual Forum Paper.
Yang, Xiaoyun; Brown, J. Keith
This study investigated the employment status and earnings of students in the 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) during the years 1993-94, 1994-95, and 1995-96. Data were derived from a state system that uses unemployment insurance files to track employment of students, the NCCCS registration files, and a database submitted by the community colleges to the state which contains information on completion status and number of credit hours completed. After analysis by descriptive statistical research methods, it was found that: (1) exit noncompleters had the highest annual earnings, however, mean earnings of exit completers increased at the fastest rate; (2) older students had higher earnings than younger ones, but, exit completers under age 25 had the highest earnings in the four groups; (3) completers who earned AAS degrees had higher earnings than those with associate degrees; and (4) mean earnings for exit noncompleters were not necessarily increased by the completion of more credit hours. The paper includes sections on the purpose and the research questions, a literature review, data sources, methodology, findings, and implications. Six data tables are provided. (Contains 6 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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