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Labor Market, Economic, Social, Civic, and Fiscal Consequences of Dropping Out of High School in Michigan

Northeastern University

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $35,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2007–March 31, 2008
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

This grant will enable the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University to assess and study the fiscal and economic costs of students failing to complete school in Michigan. Through this project, the center will analyze the links between the educational attainment of adults in Michigan and an array of labor market indicators and focus on the federal, state, and local fiscal consequences of high school dropouts in Michigan with comparisons for the nation. The center will also place special research emphasis on the cities of Flint, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo.