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Title: Work Trends Poll: Recent College and High School Graduates Survey [USRUTG2012-WORKTRENDS26]
Survey Sponsor: John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University
Survey Firm: Knowledge Networks
Study Date: March 21-April 2, 2012
Sample: Recent College and High School Graduates
Sample Size: 988
Survey Notes: The sample includes 1) College Graduates: 444 recent college graduates between the ages of 22-29 years old who graduated in 2006-2011 and 2) High School Graduates: 544 recent high school graduates between the ages of 18-29 years old who graduated in 2006-2011.
Variables: 347
College attended (4); major (1); reasons for selecting major (1); internships (2); financing college costs (2); amount of college debt owed (3); activities done to pay off debts (6); jobs during college (2); college preparation for careers (3); post-graduation major related job (3); further education (5); college affecting various skills (8); changes to college experience (3); current job situation (8); how long working at job (10); seeking employment (8); job requiring More...
Weight: High School Graduates=Columns 15-18 (xx.xx) Varname: WEIGHT2, College Graduates= Columns 19-22 (xx.xx) Varname: WEIGHT3
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John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Work Trends Poll: Recent College and High School Graduates Survey, Mar, 2012 [dataset]. USRUTG2012-WORKTRENDS26, Version 2. Knowledge Networks [producer]. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, RoperExpress [distributor], accessed Nov-15-2018.


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