U.S. High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations

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Richard J. Murnane;
  • Journal: Journal of Economic Literature,volume 51,issue 2 June,pages370-422
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/jel.51.2.370
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    • jel: jel:I21 | jel:J31 | jel:C81 | jel:J24 | jel:I24 | jel:J16 | jel:J15
    mesheuropmc: education

I survey the evidence on patterns in U.S. high school graduation rates over the period 1970–2010 and report the results of new research conducted to fill in holes in the evidence. I begin by pointing out the strengths and limitations of existing data sources. I then d... View more
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