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
Date Written: August 30, 2008
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 68¢ and $1.21 per hour.
Keywords: school drop-out
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