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dc.contributor.authorHeckman, James Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaFontaine, Paul A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:34:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:34:00Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35134-
dc.description.abstractThis 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 substantially lower than the official rate issued by the National Center for Educational Statistics; (b) it has been declining over the past 40 years; (c) majority/minority graduation rate differentials are substantial and have not converged over the past 35 years; (d) the decline in high school graduation rates occurs among native populations and is not solely a consequence of increasing proportions of immigrants and minorities in American society; (e) the decline in high school graduation explains part of the recent slowdown in college attendance; and (f) the pattern of the decline of high school graduation rates by gender helps to explain the recent increase in male-female college attendance gaps.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3216en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.ddc370en_US
dc.subject.keywordHigh school dropout rateen_US
dc.subject.keywordhigh school graduation ratesen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducational attainmenten_US
dc.subject.stwSchuleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsabschlussen_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungsentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe American high school graduation rate: trends and levelsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560861850en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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