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ERIC Number: EJ998528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1554-7558
Demographics, Tracking, and Expectations in Adolescence as Determinants of Employment Status in Adulthood: A Study of School-to-Work Transitions
Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.
Career and Technical Education Research, v37 n2 p103-119 2012
Sparked by the current economic situation in the U.S., policymakers have begun to shift their concern from solely concentrating on the preparation of students for college to preparing them for the workforce as well. Thus, it is time for CTE to understand its impact on students' long-term trajectories. The purpose of this study was to predict employment status in 2006 (using the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data set), based on demographic variables, high school curriculum tracks, and employment expectations. Findings indicated that general track graduates were 1.8 times more likely than CTE track graduates to be employed. Implications of this study point to the pressing need for further research on employment outcomes of CTE graduates and the importance of high school students gaining skills for employment. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth