Family and Life Impact


An October 2009 report from the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University indicated that young men without a diploma were 47 times more likely to wind up in jail than same-aged peers with a four-year college degree. Additionally, marriage rates and home ownership among the 18 to 64 population in the survey were significantly lower for high school graduates. Overall health is often lower among dropouts as a result of lower health benefits coverage and less awareness of health and behavioral choices.


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