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December, 2000, Vol. 123, No. 12

‘Second-chance’ strategies for women who drop out of school

Katheryn Parker Boudett, 
Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Children’s Initiative, Cambridge, MA; 

Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett, 
Professors, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Young female dropouts may make several kinds of educational investments, all of which enhance earned income markedly; for the average woman, however, the increase in earnings  is not enough to lift a family out of poverty

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