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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A2

Table A2.  Standard errors for Table 2: Event dropout and persistence rates and number and distribution of dropouts from grades 1012, ages 1524, by age group: October 1995

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                  Event dropout and persistence rate         Percent of all dropouts
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                                       Population                          Population
                     Standard             size             Standard           size
Age                   error          (in thousands)          error       (in thousands)
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 Total                 0.38               9,509                               544
Age*
 1516                 0.60               2,722              2.74              110
 17                    0.49               3,216              2.66              102
 18                    0.73               2,647              3.08              155
 19                    2.22                 647              2.60               96
 2024                 4.38                 276              2.43               81
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-/ Not applicable.

*/ Age when a person dropped out may be one year younger, because the dropout event could occur at any time over a 12-month period.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1995, unpublished data.



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