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Author: Labor Month In Review
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1. Labor Month In Review
Young Adults at 23
Monthly Labor Review 134,2 (February 2011): .2-2.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): College Graduates; Education; Educational Attainment; Educational Outcomes; Gender Differences; High School Dropouts; NLS Description

This month, BLS released its latest findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 regarding school enrollment, training, and employment transitions of young people. The survey is a nationally representative study of about 9,000 young men and women who were born from 1980 to 1984. Among its many findings, the report indicates that a gender gap exists in educational attainment, with nearly 1 in 4 women having earned a bachelor’s degree by age 23 but only 1 in 7 men having done so. The data also indicate that the labor force status of 23-year-olds differed significantly by educational attainment--89 percent of those with a bachelor’s degree who were no longer enrolled in school were employed, as compared with 60 percent of high school dropouts. Additional information can be found on the National Longitudinal Surveys Web site at
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Labor Month In Review. "Young Adults at 23." Monthly Labor Review 134,2 (February 2011): .2-2.