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Table SA25. Standard errors for table A25: Percentage of participants in informal work-related learning activities who reported various results of participation, by type of learning activity and selected characteristics: 2002–03
Type of learning activity and selected adult characteristics Results of participation in informal activities
Improved
existing
skills
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 0.50 0.75 0.71 0.75 0.54 0.72
Type of learning activity            
Received on-the-job demonstrations by supervisor or coworker 0.57 0.98 0.85 0.81 0.65 0.98
Received other on-the-job supervised training or mentoring 0.54 1.02 0.84 0.89 0.78 1.19
Self-paced study using books, manuals, audios or videos 0.65 1.08 1.05 1.03 0.84 1.03
Self-paced study using computer-based software tutorials, including CD-ROM or from the Internet 0.71 1.46 1.13 1.20 0.90 1.09
Attendance at brown-bag or informal presentations 0.50 1.31 1.12 1.07 0.83 1.21
Attendance at conferences, trade shows, or conventions related to work 0.57 1.15 0.97 1.06 0.78 1.07
Sex            
Male 0.68 1.27 1.10 0.97 0.80 1.17
Female 0.78 1.09 1.05 1.19 0.76 0.93
Race/ethnicity            
White 0.58 0.84 0.76 0.93 0.60 0.86
Black 1.62 2.85 2.54 2.38 1.65 2.46
Hispanic 1.62 2.55 2.38 2.23 2.02 2.50
Other 2.24 3.14 3.19 3.17 2.50 3.00
Age as of 2002            
16–24 years 1.42 2.18 1.88 2.00 1.86 2.95
25–34 years 0.99 1.50 1.49 1.44 1.31 1.59
35–44 years 1.22 1.76 1.66 1.66 0.97 1.52
45–54 years 0.84 1.56 1.62 1.53 0.74 1.31
55–64 years 1.11 1.85 1.70 1.86 1.06 1.47
65 years or older 2.60 2.99 2.99 2.97 2.14 2.87
Highest level of education attainment            
High school diploma or less 1.14 1.44 1.21 1.37 1.16 1.46
Some college but no degree 1.00 1.31 1.38 1.47 1.07 1.48
Vocational/associate's degree 1.61 2.62 2.38 2.48 1.77 2.09
Bachelor's degree 0.83 1.53 1.43 1.39 0.93 1.29
Graduate or professional degree 0.76 1.60 1.76 1.68 0.77 1.39
Employment status in the past 12 months            
Full-time 0.59 0.90 0.88 0.85 0.56 0.91
Part-time 1.12 1.88 1.97 2.00 1.80 1.93
Not employed 2.22 2.77 2.75 3.11 1.78 1.71
Months employed in the past 12 months            
12 months 0.58 0.99 0.88 0.82 0.64 0.92
1–11 months 1.10 1.51 1.39 1.59 1.42 1.65
Not in the labor force 2.22 2.77 2.75 3.11 1.78 1.71
Occupation            
Professional/managerial 0.55 1.30 1.24 1.25 0.77 1.22
Sales/service/clerical 0.84 1.27 1.21 1.16 0.90 1.29
Trade and labor 1.39 2.20 1.64 1.95 1.79 1.94
Size of employer            
Fewer than 25 employees 0.89 1.79 1.53 1.54 1.19 1.45
25–99 employees 1.53 2.51 2.25 2.45 1.42 2.34
100–499 employees 1.69 2.42 1.88 2.07 1.58 2.44
500 or more employees 0.57 1.05 1.02 1.07 0.80 1.05
Continuing education required for occupation            
Yes 0.71 1.33 1.11 1.22 0.92 1.18
No 0.66 0.86 0.96 0.94 0.62 0.97
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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