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Rural and Urban High School Dropout Rates: Are They Different?.

  title={Rural and Urban High School Dropout Rates: Are They Different?.},
  author={Jeffrey L. Jordan and Genti Kostandini and Elton Mykerezi},
  journal={Journal of Research in Rural Education},
This study estimates the high school dropout rate in rural and urban areas, the determinants of dropping out, and whether the differences in graduation rates have changed over time. We use geocoded data from two nationally representative panel household surveys (NLSY 97 and NLSY 79) and a novel methodology that corrects for biases in graduation rates (Heckman and La Fontaine, 2010). Our findings suggest that high school graduation rates are very similar across the rural-urban continuum in the… 

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