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Adult Education

Adult Education surveys were conducted in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2005.

Surveys have asked about participation in

  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Basic skills courses
  • Credential (degree or diploma) programs
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work-related courses
  • Personal interest/personal development courses
  • Informal learning at work

For each program or course, information is collected about

  • Subject
  • Duration
  • Cost
  • Location
  • Sponsorship
  • Employer support

Extensive background, employment, and household information was also collected for each adult.

NHES also has data on adult civic involvement in the Adult Civic Involvement Survey that was fielded as part of NHES:1996.


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