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Table SA9. Standard errors of the percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who reported each occupational reason for participation, by selected adult characteristics: 2004–05
Characteristic Because employer required course To maintain or improve skills or knowledge To learn new skills or methods To get raise or advance in job or career To change job or career
Total 1.41 0.83 1.28 1.19 1.02
           
Sex          
Male 2.17 1.12 1.97 1.78 1.63
Female 1.81 1.27 1.55 1.49 1.15
           
Race/ethnicity          
White 1.62 1.05 1.70 1.37 1.04
Black or African American 4.93 2.29 4.75 4.50 4.85
All other races 6.56 4.97 3.09 4.89 2.51
Hispanic or Latino 4.91 1.43 5.47 3.82 2.42
           
Age as of 2004          
16–24 years 5.20 2.39 3.75 7.01 5.49
25–34 years 3.19 1.35 2.78 2.21 2.39
35–44 years 3.60 2.65 3.01 2.65 1.18
45–54 years 2.65 1.07 1.84 2.22 1.56
55–64 years 2.66 1.38 2.28 1.97 1.09
65 years or older 5.87 1.69 6.59 2.71 5.26
           
Highest level of educational attainment          
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 9.03 6.43 9.79 10.30 8.86
High school diploma or equivalent 3.55 1.47 3.52 3.07 2.74
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 2.81 1.00 1.64 2.51 1.71
Bachelor’s degree 2.51 1.44 1.88 1.58 1.09
Graduate or professional degree 2.91 3.47 3.41 2.23 1.82
           
Employment status in past week          
Employed 1.43 0.88 1.34 1.19 0.89
Full-time 1.47 0.65 1.39 1.25 0.95
Part-time 3.66 4.21 4.02 3.99 2.28
Not employed 3.76 2.28 2.72 4.24 4.32
Unemployed and looking for work 8.62 3.59 6.96 8.03 8.51
Not in the labor force 4.35 2.87 2.99 4.96 5.15
           
Months employed in past 12 months          
1–11 months 3.25 3.07 3.23 3.53 3.06
12 months 1.48 0.68 1.37 1.14 0.78
           
Occupation          
Professional and managerial 2.08 1.62 1.77 1.16 0.74
Sales, service, and clerical 2.31 1.17 2.04 2.24 1.92
Trades and labor 4.42 0.94 5.27 3.81 3.58
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.
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