1979 national school leavers survey
Data CreatorUniversity of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology.
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology
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CitationUniversity of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology. (2014). 1979 national school leavers survey, 1979 [Dataset]. University of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/58.
DescriptionThe 1979 survey covered young people who had left school in the session 1977/78. It was based on a smaller sample than the earlier 1977 survey: 10 per cent of 0 and H grade leavers, and 20 per cent of non-qualified * leavers, compared with a sample of 40 per cent of all leavers in 1977. The questionnaires were based on those used in 1977, and repeated most of the earlier items. Several new questions were added and others were revised, and the non-qualified leavers' questionnaire was substantially re-designed to include extra items on job-seeking, early employment experience and the Youth Opportunities Programme. In this way the 1979 survey has extended and updated the time series in the Scottish Education Data Archive. It also had four more specific objectives: (i) to obtain information on additional topics (covered by the new questions); (ii) to obtain information on non-Certificate leavers in Regions where they were not surveyed in 1977; (iii) to obtain information on changes between 1977 and 1979 with respect to the items common to both surveys; (iv) to provide contextual information for analyses which require large sample numbers and which will therefore need to be conducted on the 1977 data. THIS VERSION OF THE DATA FILES CONTAIN NO WEIGHT VARIABLES.
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