High School Dropouts And Its Effect On Society

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People who dropout affect the society because it makes the other people get low wages. “According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school dropouts are having a harder time finding and keeping jobs than individuals with higher levels of education. In fact, the national unemployment rate for high school dropouts in July 2009 was 15.4 percent, compared to 9.4 percent for high school graduates, 7.9 percent for individuals with some college credits or an associate’s degree, and 4.7 percent for individuals with a bachelor’s degree or higher. However, a new report from the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University finds that young adult high school dropouts-individuals aged sixteen to twenty-four-face even more difficulty in the labor market. It concludes that the average high school dropout will have a negative net fiscal contribution to society of nearly $5,200, while the average high school graduate generates a positive lifetime net fiscal contribution of $287,000 from age eighteen to sixty-four.” (Paragraph 1 and 2, Amos) Dropouts affect a lot of people not only the ones who dropped out but also families. “Statistical findings about dropouts from the 1960's to the present are presented along with methods of predicting who the dropouts will be. Dropout characteristics, including psychological, social, academic and vocational, are described. The impact of dropping out on income and occupation, as well as the effect on the family and

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