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For male students, technical education in high school boosts earnings after graduation

 

September 29, 2019



Shaun M. Dougherty, Vanderbilt University

(THE CONVERSATION) Job prospects for young men who only have a high school diploma are particularly bleak. They are even worse for those who have less education. When young men experience joblessness, it not only threatens their financial well-being but their overall well-being and physical health.

Could a high quality and specialized technical education in high school make a difference?

Based on a study I co-authored with 60,000 students who applied to the Connecticut Technical High School System, the answer is: yes.

To reach this conclusion, we st...



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