Do high school STEM courses prepare non-college bound youth for jobs in the STEM economy?

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Author: Bozick, Robert; Srinivasan, Sinduja; Gottfried, Michael

Abstract:

[This] study assesses whether high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses provide non-college bound youth with the skills and training necessary to successfully transition from high school into the STEM economy. Specifically, [the] study estimates the effects that advanced math, advanced science, engineering, and computer science courses in high school have on the probability that non-college bound youth will obtain employment in the STEM economy and on wages within two years of graduating from high school. [The] findings indicate that STEM coursework is...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Secondary education; Vocational education and training; Income; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Employability; Wage; Education work relationship; Job skill

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Also called: Do high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses prepare non-college bound youth for jobs in the STEM economy?

Journal title: Education economics

Journal volume: 25

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 234-250

ISSN: 0964-5292, 1469-5782 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 126.697

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