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Table SA21. Standard errors for table A21: Percentage of adults who participated in various types of informal work-related learning activities, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic   Type of informal learning activity
Any informal work-related learning activity On-the-job demonstrations by supervisor or coworker Other on-the-job supervised training or mentoring Self-paced study using books, manuals, audios or videos Self-paced study using computer-based software tutorials, CD-ROM, or the Internet Attendance at brown-bag or informal presentations Attendance at conferences, trade shows, or conventions related to work
Total 0.54 0.71 0.72 0.56 0.47 0.46 0.57
Sex              
Male 0.82 0.96 0.97 0.78 0.71 0.76 0.81
Female 0.82 0.98 1.06 0.80 0.58 0.56 0.74
Race/ethnicity              
White 0.57 0.82 0.77 0.62 0.51 0.55 0.67
Black 1.82 2.17 2.38 1.89 1.46 1.28 1.63
Hispanic 2.00 2.26 2.02 1.86 1.37 1.32 1.54
Other 2.71 3.30 3.47 2.66 2.43 2.09 2.26
Age as of 2002              
16–24 years 1.67 2.04 2.21 1.82 1.76 1.84 1.72
25–34 years 1.62 1.57 1.70 1.59 1.47 1.21 1.35
35–44 years 1.36 1.60 1.48 1.37 1.09 1.11 1.15
45–54 years 1.52 1.51 1.42 1.40 1.22 1.27 1.36
55–64 years 1.53 1.78 1.78 1.36 1.03 0.97 1.23
65 years or older 0.79 2.69 1.94 0.62 0.54 0.40 0.64
Highest level of education attainment              
High school diploma or less 0.94 1.30 1.32 0.83 0.66 0.57 0.74
Some college but no degree 1.17 1.64 1.56 1.42 1.11 1.08 1.23
Vocational/associateís degree 1.58 1.79 1.97 1.59 1.74 1.55 1.77
Bachelorís degree 1.36 1.55 1.47 1.44 1.14 1.29 1.23
Graduate or professional degree 1.23 1.72 1.84 1.62 1.42 1.55 1.45
Employment status in the past 12 months              
Full-time 0.81 0.98 0.91 0.92 0.81 0.75 0.91
Part-time 1.86 1.99 1.69 1.77 1.26 1.06 1.01
Not employed 0.82 0.63 0.67 0.43 0.53
Months employed in the past 12 months              
12 months 0.74 0.86 0.90 0.87 0.76 0.71 0.87
1–11 months 1.41 1.48 1.36 1.31 1.07 1.12 1.26
Not in the labor force 0.82 0.63 0.67 0.43 0.53
Occupation              
Professional/managerial 0.82 1.21 1.23 1.19 1.19 1.04 1.07
Sales/service/clerical 1.10 1.14 1.00 1.26 0.94 0.86 0.97
Trade and labor 1.70 1.77 1.77 1.58 1.10 0.99 1.49
Size of employer              
Fewer than 25 employees 1.66 1.52 1.30 1.57 1.10 1.09 1.10
25–99 employees 2.15 2.50 2.05 2.36 1.91 1.63 2.06
100–499 employees 1.64 1.89 2.10 1.86 1.29 1.56 1.70
500 or more employees 0.80 1.00 1.06 1.09 0.96 0.98 1.06
Continuing education required for occupation              
Yes 0.83 1.24 1.42 1.06 1.04 0.96 1.18
No 0.63 0.94 0.85 0.68 0.50 0.54 0.56
† Not applicable.
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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