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Perlmann, Joel – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Analysis of data on homeownership and school attendance in Providence (Rhode Island) suggests that working-class families who purchased homes generally did not do so by providing less schooling for their children than other working-class families. Alternative strategies to raise money were more important than sending children to work. (IS)
Descriptors: Attendance, Child Labor, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research
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Dorn, Sherman – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Reviews the origins and development of the 20th-century term "drop-out." Asserts that the social construction of the drop-out problem explicitly marks the time when secondary education became a common expectation in the United States. Contends that secondary education's success created the concept of a drop-out "problem." (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Compulsory Education, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics