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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A35

Table A35.  Supporting data for Figure 2: Event dropout rates from grades 1012, ages 1524, by income: October 1972 through October 1995

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                                               Family income\1\
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                    Event            Low            Middle           High
                   dropout         income           income          income
Characteristics     rate            level            level           level
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1972                 6.1            14.1              6.7             2.5
1973                 6.3            17.3              7.0             1.8
1974\2\              6.7
1975                 5.8            15.7              6.0             2.6
1976                 5.9            15.4              6.8             2.1
1977                 6.5            15.5              7.6             2.2
1978                 6.7            17.4              7.3             3.0
1979                 6.7            17.1              6.9             3.6
1980                 6.1            15.8              6.4             2.5
1981                 5.9            14.4              6.2             2.8
1982                 5.5            15.2              5.6             1.8
1983                 5.2            10.4              6.0             2.2
1984                 5.1            13.9              5.1             1.8
1985                 5.2            14.2              5.2             2.1
1986                 4.7            10.9              5.1             1.6
1987                 4.1            10.3              4.7             1.0
1988                 4.8            13.7              4.7             1.3
1989                 4.5            10.0              5.0             1.1
1990                 4.0             9.5              4.3             1.1
1991                 4.0            10.6              4.0             1.0
1992                 4.4            10.9              4.4             1.3
1993                 4.5            12.3              4.3             1.3
1994                 5.3            13.0              5.2             2.1
1995                 5.7            13.3              5.7             2.0
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1/ 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. See the technical appendix to

2/ Data not available for this year.

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



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