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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A10

Table A10.  Standard errors for Table 10: HS&B and NELS:88 10th- to 12th-grade cohort dropout rates, by demographic characteristics: August 1982 and 1992

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                                                         Cohort dropout rate
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                                                      HS&B                NELS:88
Status in 10th grade                                198082               199092
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      Total                                           0.42                  0.36
Sex
  Male                                                0.64                  0.45
  Female                                              0.54                  0.56
Raceethnicity*
  Asian/Pacific Islander                              0.73                  2.14
  Hispanic                                            1.65                  1.44
  Black, non-Hispanic                                 1.15                  1.22
  White, non-Hispanic                                 0.46                  0.33
  Native American                                     5.33                  8.09
Family below poverty level
  Yes                                                 0.86                  1.16
  No                                                  0.28                  0.35
Family composition
  Intact family                                       0.24                  0.42
  Two adults/step-parents                             1.25                  1.06
  Single parent                                       0.78                  0.96
  Other                                               1.86                  2.22
Own child in home
  Yes
    Male                                              6.50                  2.35
    Female                                            7.42                  3.91
  No
    Male                                              0.38                  0.46
    Female                                            0.36                  0.56
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*/ Not shown separately are those included in the total whose raceethnicity is unknown.

NOTE: See the technical appendix for the definitions of poverty and family composition used in these tables.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, , High School and Beyond Study, Sophomore cohort, First Followup Survey, 1982, unpublished data. U.S. Department of Education, , National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 First and Second Followup Surveys, 1990 and 1992, unpublished data.



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