ERIC Number: EJ1085960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
National High School Graduation Rate: Are Recent Birth Cohorts Taking More Time to Graduate?
Joo, Myungkook; Kim, Jeounghee
Education and Urban Society, v48 n2 p126-150 Feb 2016
Debates about the national high school graduation rate have heated up as various national high school graduation estimates based on the Common Core of Data (CCD) and the Current Population Survey (CPS) do not coincide with one another partially due to different assumptions about graduation age. This study found that (a) while graduation rate by age 18 declined, the rate by age 24 remained relatively constant, creating larger differences between the CCD- and CPS-based rates and that (b) males and minorities particularly take more time to obtain a high school degree among the recent birth cohorts.
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Cohort Analysis, Age Groups, National Surveys, Age Differences, School Statistics, Time to Degree, Gender Differences, Minority Groups, Census Figures, Trend Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Racial Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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