Here is a publication that might be of interest to many of you. The report used data from 4 national longitudinal studies to compile this report, and presents data to investigate educational and occupational trends of student participants. The report is free and downloadable in .pdf format. Enjoy!
Trends Among Young Adults Over Three Decades, 1974-2006
This report describes patterns of continuity and change over time in four areas of the transition to adulthood among young adults as measured 2 years after their senior year of high school. The four areas are postsecondary enrollment, labor force roles, family formation, and civic engagement. The analysis population is spring-term high school seniors in 1972, 1980, 1992, and 2004. The data come from four separate NCES sponsored studies: the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS:72), High School and Beyond (HS&B), the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), and the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002).
Interested? Here’s the URL: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012345