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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\

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                                             Method of completion
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Family income                  Completed            Diploma          Alternative
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                                                   (percent)
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
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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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October (various years), unpublished data.



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