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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A26

Table A26.  Standard errors for Table 26: Rate and distribution of status dropouts, ages 1624, by retention status, sex, race, region, and income: October 1995

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                                      Ever retained                         Never retained
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                            Status      Percent      Percent      Status      Percent     Percent
                            dropout     of all         of         dropout      of all       of
Characteristics              rate      dropouts    population      rate       dropouts  population
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  Total                      1.04                                0.29                     
 Sex
  Male                       1.26        2.45         1.17         0.42         1.49       0.47
  Female                     1.81        2.45         1.17         0.39         1.49       0.47
 Race-ethnicity
  White, non-Hispanic        1.31        2.41         1.18         0.28         1.48       0.44
  Black, non-Hispanic        2.65        2.32         1.14         0.87         1.16       0.38
  Hispanic                   3.16        2.77         1.32         1.38         2.22       0.49
 Region
  Northeast                  2.02        1.53         0.80         0.47         0.83       0.32
  Midwest                    2.35        1.97         0.95         0.48         1.10       0.40
  South                      1.62        2.52         1.23         0.53         1.49       0.46
  West                       2.41        1.76         0.95         0.71         1.43       0.41
 Income*
  Low                        2.20        2.45         1.10         0.86         1.46       0.38
  Middle                     1.35        2.47         1.21         0.38         1.48       0.47
  High                       1.65        1.08         0.88         0.30         0.68       0.40
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-/ Not applicable.

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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1995, unpublished data.



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