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Table SA19. Standard errors for the 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 0.47 0.77 0.73 1.04 0.60 0.84
             
Sex            
Male 0.76 1.30 1.21 1.57 0.99 1.31
Female 0.62 1.05 0.90 1.13 0.78 1.00
             
Race/ethnicity            
White 0.56 0.95 0.95 1.26 0.69 0.94
Black or African American 1.11 1.87 1.98 2.04 2.12 2.21
All other races 1.84 2.95 2.30 3.51 2.31 2.91
Hispanic or Latino 3.06 3.93 3.93 3.83 2.98 4.65
             
Age as of 2002            
16–24 years 1.54 3.15 2.56 3.12 2.59 3.84
25–34 years 1.36 1.73 1.81 2.16 1.39 1.78
35–44 years 0.94 1.84 1.62 1.68 1.38 1.67
45–54 years 1.09 1.74 1.67 2.05 0.87 1.39
55–64 years 1.14 1.90 2.15 2.03 1.16 1.83
65 years or older 2.53 3.35 3.52 3.48 1.07 2.21
             
Highest level of educational attainment            
High school diploma or less 1.28 1.89 1.74 1.99 1.76 2.07
Some college but no degree 1.30 1.82 1.75 2.03 1.57 1.83
Vocational/associate’s degree 0.82 1.98 2.57 2.75 2.29 2.76
Bachelor’s degree 0.73 1.66 1.46 1.75 1.02 1.42
Graduate or professional degree 0.85 1.68 1.78 1.87 0.94 1.34
             
Employment status in past week            
Full-time 0.54 0.94 0.86 1.25 0.67 0.94
Part-time 1.15 2.43 2.05 2.26 2.31 2.27
Not employed 2.52 3.44 3.52 3.35 3.06 2.55
             
Months employed in past 12 months            
12 months 0.50 0.93 0.88 1.20 0.72 0.86
1–11 months 1.34 1.75 2.19 2.15 1.75 2.03
             
Occupation            
Professional and managerial 0.45 1.11 1.06 1.17 0.76 1.13
Sales, service, and clerical 0.83 1.37 1.30 1.55 1.21 1.45
Trades and labor 2.49 2.85 2.80 3.33 2.10 2.95
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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