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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 61


Indicator 61. Activities After High School


Primary activities of high school class of 1992 by graduation status, sex, race, and socioeconomic status: 1994

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                          |      |                Activity status\1\
                          |      |-------------------------------------------------------------
         Student          |Total |       |Student|       |         |Homemaker  |        |
     characteristics      |      |Student|  and  |Working|Homemaker|and worker,|Military|Other
                          |      | only  |working| only  |  only   |or student |        |
--------------------------|------|-------|-------|-------|---------|-----------|--------|------

                                            High school graduates and GED recipients

Total .................... 100.0    22.0    32.8    34.0       2.6         3.4      3.2    2.0
  Male ................... 100.0    21.9    29.4    39.4       0.1         1.0      5.6    2.6
  Female ................. 100.0    22.2    36.2    28.4       5.1         5.8      0.8    1.5

Race
  White .................. 100.0    22.9    34.3    32.5       2.2         3.3      3.3    1.6
  Black .................. 100.0    18.3    27.8    40.6       2.6         3.8      3.7    3.2
  Hispanic ............... 100.0    16.7    27.9    41.1       4.8         3.8      2.8    2.9
  Asian/Pacific Islander . 100.0    34.8    40.3    18.0       1.3         1.8      1.9    1.9
  American Indian/
    Alaskan Native ........100.0    10.3    20.5    41.0      10.7         4.5      3.2    9.9

Socioeconomic status\2\
  Low .................... 100.0    11.2    22.9    51.6       4.1         4.0      3.7    2.5
  Middle ................. 100.0    18.3    35.8    34.5       2.6         3.4      3.8    1.6
  High ................... 100.0    39.7    39.5    14.5       0.8         1.7      2.4    1.4

                                   High school dropouts and other noncompleters\3\

Total .................... 100.0     3.4     4.4    61.4      14.1         7.0      0.2    9.5
  Male ................... 100.0     2.0     6.0    79.5       0.2         1.7      0.1   10.5
  Female ................. 100.0     5.0     2.7    41.8      29.3        12.7      0.3    8.3

Race
  White .................. 100.0     2.4     5.0    64.9      14.1         8.8      0.1    4.7
  Black .................. 100.0     7.6     4.0    52.6       9.4         4.0      0.3   22.2
  Hispanic ............... 100.0     3.0     3.5    57.0      19.5         5.0      0.1   11.9
  Asian/Pacific Islander . 100.0     2.3     3.7    73.1      15.5         0.9      0.0    4.4
  American Islander/
    Alasakan Native ...... 100.0     1.5     2.7    78.6       6.0         4.9      0.9    5.6

Socioeconomic status\2\
  Low .....................100.0     3.4     4.7    59.4      16.3         8.5      0.4    7.3
  Middle ................. 100.0     4.9     4.5    63.5      11.2         6.3      0.1    9.5
  High ....................100.0     0.0     5.8    65.3       7.6         1.9      0.0   19.4
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/1/ Primary activity in spring 1994.

/2/ Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupation, and family income. The "low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the "middle" SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "high" SES group is the highest quartile.

/3/ Dropouts from the class of 1992 may have left school any time after the middle of 8th grade. Also includes some still enrolled in high school in 1994.

NOTE: References to the class of 1992 are based on students who were 8th graders in 1988 and who would be ex-pected to have graduated in 1992. This group includes students who did not complete high school until later as well as persons who dropped out between 1988 and 1992.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Education Longitudinal Study," Third Followup survey.

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