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Hartigan, Lacey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examines a range of GED recipients' life course contexts and experiences and their relationship with long-term outcomes. Using descriptive comparisons, bivariate tests, and propensity-score matched regression models to analyze data from rounds 1-15 of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997, analyses aim to examine: (1)…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Adolescents
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Kim, Kyung-Nyun – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediation effects of children's cognitive and noncognitive traits on the relationship between dropout mothers' traits and their children's educational expectations and to examine the interaction effects of dropout mothers' General Education Development (GED) on children's traits and educational…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Expectation, Self Esteem, Parent Child Relationship
Song, Wei; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED Tests became widely institutionalized through the adult education programs in the United States, the outcomes for GED credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Does earning a GED credential bring positive…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Dropouts, High School Graduates, Educational Status Comparison
Song, Wei – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED[R] test became widely institutionalized through adult education programs in the United States, outcomes for GED test credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Very few studies of GED test credential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Labor Market, Educational Research
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 1994
Differences in education and labor market outcomes across groups completing high school at different ages and by different means (e.g., by graduation as compared with receiving a general education development diploma) may be due to a variety of factors, including all those that influence a person to leave school early. For an early school-leaver,…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Educational Indicators, Educational Trends
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Murnane, Richard J.; And Others – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1995
Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth for 1979 through 1991 are used to demonstrate that acquisition of the General Educational Development (GED) credential is associated with an increase in the rate of wage growth for male high school dropouts. (SLD)
Descriptors: Dropouts, Economic Opportunities, Educational Certificates, Employment Patterns