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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A36

Table A36.  Standard errors 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                      0.37           1.73           0.50           0.44
1973                      0.37           1.84           0.52           0.36
1974\2\                   0.38
1975                      0.36           1.75           0.48           0.43
1976                      0.36           1.79           0.52           0.37
1977                      0.37           1.72           0.53           0.39
1978                      0.38           1.86           0.53           0.44
1979                      0.38           1.78           0.52           0.49
1980                      0.37           1.66           0.51           0.42
1981                      0.36           1.65           0.49           0.46
1982                      0.36           1.60           0.49           0.37
1983                      0.35           1.42           0.50           0.42
1984                      0.36           1.56           0.48           0.39
1985                      0.36           1.60           0.49           0.41
1986                      0.34           1.40           0.48           0.37
1987                      0.32           1.35           0.47           0.28
1988                      0.35           1.53           0.46           0.33
1989                      0.35           1.37           0.49           0.32
1990                      0.34           1.41           0.46           0.33
1991                      0.33           1.43           0.44           0.31
1992                      0.35           1.42           0.46           0.36
1993                      0.36           1.57           0.46           0.35
1994                      0.37           1.55           0.48           0.44
1995                      0.38           1.46           0.51           0.42
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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 append

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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