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Title:  Trends Among Young Adults Over Three Decades, 1974-2006
Description: This report describes patterns of continuity and change over time in four areas of the transition to adulthood among young adults as measured 2 years after their senior year of high school. The four areas are postsecondary enrollment, labor force roles, family formation, and civic engagement. The analysis population is spring-term high school seniors in 1972, 1980, 1992, and 2004. The data come from four separate NCES sponsored studies: the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS:72), High School and Beyond (HS&B), the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), and the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002).
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Cover Date: July 2012
Web Release: July 17, 2012
Print Release: July 17, 2012
Publication #: NCES 2012345
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Steven J. Ingels, Elizabeth Glennie & Erich Lauff - RTI International.
John G. Wirt - National Center for Education Statistics.
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS)
High School and Beyond (HS&B)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
National Longitudinal Study of the H.S. Class of 1972 (NLS-72)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Elise Christopher.
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