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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A24

Table A24.  Standard errors for Table 24: Rate of retention, ages 1624, by background characteristics: October 1992 and October 1995

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                                         1992\1\                                   1995
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                                    Grade of last retention\2\               Grade of last retention\2\                                                       
                          Percent   --------------------------     Percent   --------------------------
Characteristics           retained     K-3      4-6      7-12      retained     K-3     4-6     7-12
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Total\2\                    0.28      0.18     0.15      0.13        0.30      0.21     0.16    0.14
Sex
 Male                       0.45      0.28     0.23      0.21        0.47      0.33     0.25    0.22
 Female                     0.35      0.22     0.18      0.16        0.37      0.27     0.19    0.16
Race-ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic        0.33      0.21     0.16      0.14        0.35      0.26     0.18    0.15
 Black, non-Hispanic        1.04      0.61     0.60      0.53        1.05      0.69     0.59    0.51
 Hispanic                   1.24      0.70     0.63      0.67        1.27      0.83     0.69    0.61
Region
 Northeast                  0.55      0.35     0.29      0.22        0.59      0.42     0.29    0.29
 Midwest                    0.52      0.34     0.25      0.23        0.56      0.41     0.27    0.26
 South                      0.54      0.33     0.30      0.27        0.56      0.38     0.34    0.27
 West                       0.56      0.37     0.25      0.26        0.59      0.46     0.24    0.20
Income\3\
 Low                        0.76      0.44     0.44      0.39        0.75      0.50     0.42    0.38
 Middle                     0.37      0.24     0.19      0.17        0.40      0.28     0.21    0.18
 High                       0.50      0.33     0.20      0.22        0.54      0.41     0.25    0.20
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1/ Missing data for 1992 have been imputed for this analysis and the estimatees of retention rates may therefore differ from those previously published.

2/ Does not include 682 respondents (20 percent) in 1992 and 464 respondents (11 percent) in 1995 missing data on grade of last retention who are included in the total.

3/ 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 1995, unpublished data.



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