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Winkler, Carol K.; Fortner, C. Kevin; Baugh-Harris, Sara – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
Every year 1.3 million U.S. high school students drop out of school with one quarter of female students failing to graduate on time. Female dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, to earn less when they are employed, to become pregnant before the age of 20, to become obese, to smoke, and to drink more heavily than their male counterparts. This…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Disadvantaged Environment