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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A40

Table A40.  Standard errors for Figure 4: Completion rates for persons ages 1824 not currently enrolled in high school or below, by raceethnicity: October 1972 through October 1995

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                                                        Raceethnicity\1\
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                                         White,               Black,
Year                   Total          non-Hispanic         non-Hispanic        Hispanic
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1972                   0.35               0.35                 1.42              2.78
1973                   0.34               0.34                 1.39              2.79
1974                   0.33               0.34                 1.38              2.57
1975                   0.33               0.33                 1.40              2.61
1976                   0.33               0.34                 1.33              2.55
1977                   0.33               0.34                 1.33              2.52
1978                   0.33               0.33                 1.32              2.45
1979                   0.33               0.30                 1.32              2.40
1980                   0.32               0.33                 1.26              2.28
1981                   0.32               0.33                 1.20              2.22
1982                   0.34               0.35                 1.26              2.36
1983                   0.34               0.35                 1.25              2.39
1984                   0.33               0.35                 1.18              2.32
1985                   0.33               0.35                 1.18              2.39
1986                   0.33               0.35                 1.17              2.29
1987\2\                0.35               0.37                 1.19              2.23
1988\2\                0.38               0.39                 1.33              2.70
1989\2\                0.38               0.39                 1.30              2.62
1990\2\                0.36               0.37                 1.23              2.35
1991\2\                0.37               0.38                 1.26              2.32
1992\2\,\3\            0.36               0.36                 1.27              2.32
1993\2\,\3\            0.36               0.37                 1.27              2.26
1994\2\,\3\,\4\        0.36               0.36                 1.19              2.06
1995\2\,\3\,\4\        0.37               0.38                 1.18              2.00
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1/ Due to relatively small sample sizes, American Indian/Alaskan Natives and Asian/Pacific Islanders are included in the total but are not shown separately.

2/ Numbers for these years reflect new editing procedures instituted by the Bureau of the Census for cases with missing data on school enrollment items.

3/ Numbers for these years reflect new wording of the educational attainment item in the CPS.

4/ Numbers in this year may reflect changes in CPS due to newly instituted computer assisted interviewing and/or due to the change in the population controls used this year to the 1990 Census-based estimates, with adjustment.

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



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