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Lundetrae, Kjersti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Drop-out from upper secondary school is considered a widespread problem, closely connected with youth unemployment. The aim of the current study was to examine whether parents' level of education predicted drop-out for 16-24-year-olds when accounting for basic skills. For this purpose, data from the Norwegian (n = 996) and American (n = 641)…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Unemployment, Parent Background
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Lundetrae, Kjersti; Mykletun, Reidar; Gabrielsen, Egil – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2010
Girls attend less education in mathematics than boys when the subject becomes an elective in upper secondary schools and above. One explanation for this might be gender differences in mathematical self-concept, which are the focus of the present study. Data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) were used to examine whether young…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Lundetrae, Kjersti; Gabrielsen, Egil; Mykletun, Reidar – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
Basic skills and educational level are closely related, and both might affect employment. Data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey were used to examine whether basic skills in terms of literacy and numeracy predicted youth unemployment (16-24 years) while controlling for educational level. Stepwise logistic regression showed that in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Basic Skills, Academic Achievement, Literacy