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Title:  Dropout Rates in the United States: 1998
Description: This report presents national data on high school dropout rates and high school completion rates from 1972 to 1998. It also provides state level information for the 1990's. It examines the relationship between student characteristics and the likelihood of dropping out and of completing high school.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: December 1999
Web Release: December 1, 1999
Print Release: January 31, 2000
Publication #: NCES 2000022
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General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
GPO Number: 065-000-01274-0
GPO Price: $9.00
Authors: Phillip Kaufman, Jin Y. Kwon, Steve Klein, Christopher D. Chapman
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports Program (Annual)
Common Core of Data (CCD)
Current Population Survey, October (CPS)
High School and Beyond (HS&B)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Chris Chapman.
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