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ERIC Number: EJ780715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 35
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 125
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Do GED Recipients Differ from Graduates and School Dropouts?: Findings from an Inner-City Cohort
Ou, Suh-Ruu
Urban Education, v43 n1 p83-117 2008
The differences in income, crime, health, mental health, and substance use among high school dropouts, GED recipients, and high school graduates are investigated. The study sample is drawn from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS), an ongoing investigation of a panel of low-income minority children who grew up in the inner city. After controlling for sociodemographic factors, early cognitive skills, and participation in postsecondary education, results indicate that there are significant differences between dropouts and GED recipients, and between GED recipients and high school graduates in the five aspects of quarterly income equal to or above average, life satisfaction, future optimism, symptoms of severe depression, and substance use. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
IES Cited: ED526222