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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A27

Table A27.  Standard errors for Table 27: Rate of status dropouts, ages 1624, by retention status, sex, race, region, and income: October 1995

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                                                                Grade of last retention\1\
                                         Never                  ---------------------------
Characteristics              Total      retained   Retained     K  3      4  8     9  12
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Total                         0.29        0.29       1.04       1.43       2.19       2.61
Sex
 Male                         0.41        0.42       1.26       1.79       2.63       3.12
 Female                       0.40        0.39       1.81       2.34       3.85       4.68
Race-ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic          0.30        0.28       1.31       1.70       2.87       3.47
 Black, non-Hispanic          0.88        0.87       2.65       3.86       5.59       6.34
 Hispanic                     1.64        1.79       4.11       6.48       6.92       9.93
Region
 Northeast                    0.49        0.47       2.02       2.76       4.38       4.61
 Midwest                      0.51        0.48       2.35       3.18       5.39       5.50
 South                        0.53        0.53       1.62       2.36       2.97       3.98
 West                         0.69        0.71       2.41       3.02       7.25       7.86
Income\2\
 Low                          0.82        0.86       2.20       3.49       4.30       4.56
 Middle                       0.37        0.38       1.35       1.78       2.78       3.59
 High                         0.31        0.30       1.65       1.96       3.41       5.74
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1/ Does not include 464 respondents missing data on grade of last retention who are included in the total.

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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1995, unpublished data.



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