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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A14

Table A14.  Standard errors for Table 14: High school completion rates and method of completion of 18- through 24-year-olds not currently enrolled in high school or below, by income level: October 1995\1\

                                             Method of completion
Family income                  Completed            Diploma          Alternative
Total\2\                          0.37                0.43               0.27
   Low income level               0.97                1.05               0.61
   Middle income level            0.48                0.57               0.37
   High income level              0.41                0.61               0.47
1/ Numbers in this may reflect changes in CPS due to newly instituted computer assisted interviewing and/or due to the change in the population controls used this year to the 1990 Census-based estimates, with adjustment.

2/ Low income is defined as the bottom 20 percent of all family incomes for 1994; middle income is between 20 and 80 percent of all family incomes; and high income is the top 20 percent of all family incomes.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October (various years), unpublished data.

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