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Table SA1. Standard errors for table A1: Percentage of adults who participated in formal and informal work-related adult education, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
  Percentage of adults
participating in
  Percentage distribution
of adults participating in
  Among participants, percentage distribution participating in
Characteristic Any formal or informal work-
related education
Any formal work-
related course
Any informal work-
related learning activity
  Formal work-
related course only
Informal work-
related learning activity only
Both Neither   Formal work-
related course only
Informal work-
related learning activity only
Both
Total 0.55 0.51 0.54   0.19 0.57 0.50 0.55   0.30 0.75 0.76
Sex                        
Male 0.80 0.90 0.82   0.35 0.93 0.84 0.80   0.52 1.24 1.17
Female 0.78 0.65 0.82   0.28 0.72 0.63 0.78   0.48 0.97 0.93
Race/ethnicity                        
White 0.55 0.63 0.57   0.23 0.66 0.64 0.55   0.37 0.93 0.96
Black 1.82 1.57 1.82   0.60 1.86 1.44 1.82   0.99 2.46 2.30
Hispanic 2.05 1.74 2.00   0.57 1.92 1.54 2.05   0.92 2.52 2.25
Other 2.69 2.48 2.71   1.03 2.65 2.33 2.69   1.50 3.22 3.10
Age as of 2002                        
16–24 years 1.65 1.92 1.67   0.62 1.88 1.78 1.65   0.79 2.24 2.10
25–34 years 1.53 1.58 1.62   0.56 1.75 1.50 1.53   0.74 1.94 1.82
35–44 years 1.30 1.34 1.36   0.53 1.33 1.33 1.30   0.71 1.57 1.58
45–54 years 1.58 1.42 1.52   0.60 1.45 1.35 1.58   0.83 1.73 1.78
55–64 years 1.52 1.14 1.53   0.54 1.48 1.02 1.52   1.01 2.07 1.85
65 years or older 0.83 0.42 0.79   0.29 0.76 0.34 0.83   1.40 2.07 1.85
Highest level of education attainment                        
High school diploma or less 1.04 0.70 0.94   0.33 0.88 0.60 1.04   0.64 1.23 1.18
Some college but no degree 1.26 1.49 1.17   0.48 1.23 1.34 1.26   0.67 1.78 1.67
Vocational/associateís degree 1.51 1.56 1.58   0.82 1.95 1.58 1.51   1.09 2.21 2.28
Bachelorís degree 1.20 1.28 1.36   0.60 1.23 1.36 1.20   0.75 1.38 1.47
Graduate or professional degree 1.18 1.58 1.23   0.63 1.52 1.53 1.18   0.76 1.75 1.75
Employment status in the past 12 months                        
Full-time 0.80 0.85 0.81   0.34 0.88 0.86 0.80   0.40 0.92 0.98
Part-time 1.82 1.54 1.86   0.50 1.53 1.47 1.82   0.69 1.70 1.63
Not employed 0.90 0.48 0.82   0.28 0.78 0.36 0.90   1.30 2.08 1.71
Months employed in the past 12 months                        
12 months 0.77 0.79 0.74   0.32 0.81 0.77 0.77   0.38 0.87 0.91
1–11 months 1.36 1.31 1.41   0.47 1.42 1.31 1.36   0.61 1.52 1.54
Not in the labor force 0.90 0.48 0.82   0.28 0.78 0.36 0.90   1.30 2.08 1.71
Occupation                        
Professional/managerial 0.72 1.29 0.82   0.50 1.06 1.32 0.72   0.54 1.20 1.27
Sales/service/clerical 1.10 1.00 1.10   0.37 1.02 1.01 1.10   0.47 1.09 1.16
Trade and labor 1.82 1.37 1.70   0.65 1.71 1.30 1.82   0.88 1.75 1.79
Size of employer                        
Fewer than 25 employees 1.65 1.10 1.66   0.46 1.58 1.01 1.65   0.67 1.54 1.41
25–99 employees 2.19 2.04 2.15   0.63 2.35 1.84 2.19   0.80 2.49 2.28
100–499 employees 1.57 1.85 1.64   0.58 1.86 1.87 1.57   0.70 2.05 2.09
500 or more employees 0.71 1.04 0.80   0.45 1.08 1.03 0.71   0.52 1.16 1.17
Continuing education required for occupation                        
Yes 0.90 1.23 0.83   0.44 1.13 1.10 0.90   0.53 1.37 1.30
No 0.67 0.58 0.63   0.23 0.68 0.56 0.67   0.38 0.94 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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