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Advancing the High School Graduation Rate in Philadelphia

Graduating from high school is a critical milestone for youth achieving a successful transition to adulthood. Youth without high school diplomas often face few job options, low annual incomes, and poor health outcomes. High dropout rates within a community are related to higher poverty and crime rates, lesstax revenue, and more money and resources spent on social services. 


Published: May 2015
Authors: 
Julia Ransom, Ph.D. Research Associate, PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Heather Griffis, Ph.D. Research Scientist, PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Jennifer Eder, M.P.H. Policy and Research Associate, PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaughan Byrnes, M.Sc. Research Associate, Everyone Graduates Center, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University Benjamin French, Ph.D. Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Robert Balfanz, Ph.D. Co-Director, Everyone Graduates Center, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University Douglas Mac Iver, Ph.D. Principal Research Scientist, Everyone Graduates Center, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University David Rubin, M.D., M.S.C.E. Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Co-Director, PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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