The Nonequivalence of High School Equivalents

@article{Cameron1993TheNO,
  title={The Nonequivalence of High School Equivalents},
  author={S. Cameron and J. Heckman},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  year={1993},
  volume={11},
  pages={1 - 47}
}
  • S. Cameron, J. Heckman
  • Published 1993
  • Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • This article analyzes the causes and consequences of the growing proportion of high-school-certified persons who achieve that status by exam certification rather than through high school graduation. Examcertified high school equivalents are statistically indistinguishable from high school dropouts. Whatever differences are found among examcertified equivalents, high school dropouts and high school graduates are accounted for by their years of schooling completed. There is no cheap substitute… CONTINUE READING
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