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Table A19. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who reported each result from their participation, by selected adult characteristics: 2002-03
Characteristic Improved existing skills and knowledge Learned new skills Increased employability in the labor market Improved ability to advance in career Obtained new job or changed career Made more money
Total 94.2 73.6 73.8 70.6 12.9 22.5
             
Sex
Male 93.4 69.9 74.1 72.7 12.9 24.0
Female 94.9 76.9 73.5 68.8 13.0 21.1
             
Race/ethnicity1
White 94.2 71.7 71.7 68.4 11.4 20.8
Black or African American 95.8 82.9 85.1 82.4 18.5 29.5
All other races 93.7 78.9 77.8 72.5 16.6 28.1
Hispanic or Latino 91.8 72.9 73.1 75.3 16.9 22.5
             
Age as of 2002
16-24 years 94.1 84.8 82.2 76.7 21.7 33.1
25-34 years 94.6 77.4 76.2 76.6 15.3 22.9
35-44 years 93.5 72.1 76.9 73.3 13.4 21.8
45-54 years 95.3 72.4 71.9 67.7 9.4 21.0
55-64 years 94.6 63.6 65.4 60.4 9.4 18.2
65 years or older 88.0 66.6 47.9 46.9 3.3 15.5
             
Highest level of educational attainment
High school diploma or less 91.4 73.7 75.0 66.8 16.2 27.9
Some college but no degree 92.9 74.3 78.5 73.6 16.7 27.4
Vocational/associateís degree 96.9 82.3 78.5 73.0 14.6 23.6
Bachelorís degree 95.6 72.4 73.8 73.3 10.1 18.1
Graduate or professional degree 96.0 69.6 64.4 67.9 7.4 15.0
             
Employment status in past week
Full-time 95.1 73.6 74.9 72.2 10.9 22.2
Part-time 94.6 73.4 73.1 68.3 19.3 27.1
Not employed 89.2 76.4 60.5 61.4 20.1 14.6
             
Months employed in past 12 months2
12 months 95.3 72.8 75.3 73.5 11.4 23.5
1-11 months 91.8 75.5 72.1 63.1 16.3 21.0
             
Occupation2
Professional and managerial 96.6 72.0 72.2 70.2 9.3 17.4
Sales, service, and clerical 93.4 75.0 77.0 74.6 15.0 27.7
Trades and labor 90.8 73.3 75.2 64.4 15.4 26.9
1 All other races includes Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, American Indian, Alaska Native, those of more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude those of Hispanic origin.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
NOTE: The estimates in this table were based on information that was collected on up to four work-related courses taken in the 12 months prior to the interview. If an adult took more than four courses, four were sampled for data collection.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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