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This collection is a longitudinal study of a national sample of young people. The respondents were originally observed as high school juniors in 1973 by the American College Testing Program. The first follow-up by the Institute for Demographic and Economic Studies (IDES) took place in 1976 and the second IDES follow-up study was conducted in 1978-1979. The original study was concerned with the amount of information young people had about specific job characteristics and career planning activities. The two follow-up studies collected information on current living situation, work, education, military experience, activities since high school, demographic information, and future plans.
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Columns 1-1,074 contain data from the original survey. Columns 1,075-2,110 contain information from the first follow-up survey. Columns 2,111-2,304 contain additional information generated by the first follow-up survey. Columns 2,305-3,506 contain data from the second follow-up survey, and columns 3,507-3,590 contain information additional information generated by the second follow-up survey.
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The original wave was comprised of 9,296 high school juniors. The first follow-up included 5,293 respondents and the second follow-up included 3,615.
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Young persons in the United States.
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self-enumerated questionnaires and mailback questionnaires
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- Dresch, Stephen P. EXPERIENCES AND PLANS OF YOUNG ADULTS, 1973-1978 [UNITED STATES]. New Haven, CT: Institute for Demographic and Economic Studies [producer], 197?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08074.v1
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