Failure to Earn a High School Diploma: Correlates & Consequences for Central Pennsylvania

Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative Working Paper

16 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2009 Last revised: 1 Oct 2009

See all articles by Rose M. Baker

Rose M. Baker

Penn State University - Penn State Outreach; Penn State College of Education

David Passmore

Penn State; affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 30, 2008

Abstract

Failure to earn at least a high school diploma is associated with reduced hourly compensation among U.S. youth. In research conducted with the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation(CPWDC), the average difference in hourly compensation between youth in the U.S. who earned a diploma and those who did not is between 68ยข and $1.21 per hour.

Keywords: school drop-out

Suggested Citation

Baker, Rose M. and Passmore, David Lynn, Failure to Earn a High School Diploma: Correlates & Consequences for Central Pennsylvania (August 30, 2008). Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1478515 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1478515

Rose M. Baker (Contact Author)

Penn State University - Penn State Outreach ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

Penn State College of Education ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

David Lynn Passmore

Penn State ( email )

305D J. Orvis Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802-1303
United States
814.863-2583 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://DavidPassmore.net

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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