America's Graduation from High School: The Evolution and Spread of Secondary Schooling in the Twentieth Century

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America's Graduation from High School: The Evolution and Spread of Secondary Schooling in the Twentieth Century

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dc.contributor.author Goldin, Claudia
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-15T18:50:44Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Goldin, Claudia. 1998. America's graduation from high school: The evolution and spread of secondary schooling in the twentieth century. Journal of Economic History 58(2): 345-374. en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0507 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2664307
dc.description.abstract Secondary-school enrollment and graduation rates increased spectacularly in much of the United States from 1910 to 1940; the advance was particularly rapid from 1920 to 1935 in the nonsouthern states. This increase was uniquely American; no other nation underwent an equivalent change for several decades. States that rapidly expanded their high school enrollments early in the period had greater wealth, more homogeneity of wealth, and less manufacturing activity than others. Factors prompting the expansion include the substantial returns to education early in the century and a responsive "state." This work is based on a newly constructed state-level data set. en
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.jstor.org/stable/2566738 en
dash.license LAA
dc.title America's Graduation from High School: The Evolution and Spread of Secondary Schooling in the Twentieth Century en
dc.relation.journal Journal of Economic History en
dash.depositing.author Goldin, Claudia

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