The American High School Graduation Rate: Trends and Levels

Article, Research, Other literature type, Preprint OPEN
James J. Heckman; Paul A. LaFontaine;
(2008)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Journal: The Review of Economics and Statistics, volume 92, issue 2 May, pages 244-262
  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC2900934, doi: 10.1162/rest.2010.12366
  • Subject: USA | educational attainment | I21 | Geschlecht | Bildungsabschluss | Bev√∂lkerungsentwicklung | Article | Ethnische Gruppe | Educational attainment--United States | High school dropout rate | Schule | High school dropouts--United States | High school dropout rate; High school graduation rates; Educational attainment; High school dropouts--United States; Educational attainment--United States | high school graduation rates
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      ddc: ddc:370

This paper uses multiple data sources and a unified methodology to estimate the trends and levels of the U.S. high school graduation rate. Correcting for important biases that plague previous calculations, we establish that (a) the true high school graduation rate is su... View more
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