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Study Report

Study Number: QE-023-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Recent college graduates survey, 1979-1980: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6378

Date Accessioned: 7/18/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR.

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 12/19/196

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook

Abstract: The Recent College Graduates (RCG) survey estimates the potential supply of newly qualified teachers in the United States and explores the immediate post-degree employment and education experiences of individuals obtaining bachelor's or master's degrees from American colleges and universities. The RCG survey, which focuses heavily, but not exclusively, on those graduates qualified to teach at the elementary and secondary levels, is designed to meet the following objectives: (1) to determine how many graduates become eligible or qualified to teach for the first time and how many are employed as teachers in the year following graduation, by teaching field, (2) to examine the relationship between courses taken, student achievement, and occupational outcomes, and (3) to monitor unemployment rates and average salaries of graduates by field of study. The RCG survey collects information on education and employment of all graduates (date of graduation, field of study, whether newly qualified to teach, further enrollment, financial aid, employment status, and teacher employment characteristics) as well as standard demographic characteristics such as earnings, age, marital status, sex, and race/ethnicity.

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