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Table SA9. Standard errors for table A9: Average number of formal work-related courses taken by participants in the past 12 months and percentage distribution of the number of such courses, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic   Percentage distribution of the number of courses taken
Average
number
of courses
taken
1 course 2 courses 3–4
courses
5 or more
courses
Total 0.03 1.16 0.82 0.66 0.48
Sex          
Male 0.05 1.54 1.12 0.85 0.80
Female 0.04 1.52 1.10 1.00 0.56
Race/ethnicity          
White 0.03 1.21 0.92 0.78 0.54
Black 0.09 3.31 2.62 2.42 1.47
Hispanic 0.10 3.83 3.17 1.95 2.51
Other 0.12 4.07 2.78 2.14 1.30
Age as of 2002          
16–24 years 0.10 3.14 2.33 1.39 2.18
25–34 years 0.05 2.46 1.99 1.66 0.72
35–44 years 0.06 2.18 1.89 1.59 0.87
45–54 years 0.07 2.01 1.42 1.23 1.17
55–64 years 0.06 1.88 1.56 1.67 0.85
65 years or older 0.09 3.62 2.71 2.05 1.50
Highest level of education attainment          
High school diploma or less 0.05 1.97 1.29 1.48 0.70
Some college but no degree 0.06 2.43 1.86 1.61 1.25
Vocational/associateís degree 0.08 2.61 2.32 2.24 1.30
Bachelorís degree 0.06 1.91 1.47 1.25 0.86
Graduate or professional degree 0.07 1.74 1.69 1.65 1.33
Employment status in the past 12 months          
Full-time 0.04 1.38 0.95 0.83 0.62
Part-time 0.05 2.54 2.23 1.53 0.74
Not employed 0.05 2.61 1.88 1.81 0.29
Months employed in the past 12 months          
12 months 0.04 1.43 0.99 0.83 0.61
1–11 months 0.05 2.12 1.56 1.21 0.69
Not in the labor force 0.05 2.61 1.88 1.81 0.29
Occupation          
Professional/managerial 0.04 1.46 1.29 1.09 0.73
Sales/service/clerical 0.04 1.68 1.19 1.22 0.86
Trade and labor 0.07 2.86 2.12 2.11 1.08
Size of employer          
Fewer than 25 employees 0.05 2.37 1.92 1.54 0.70
25–99 employees 0.09 2.52 2.28 1.64 2.10
100–499 employees 0.08 2.54 2.36 1.51 1.14
500 or more employees 0.04 1.57 1.14 0.94 0.69
Continuing education required for occupation          
Yes 0.05 1.42 1.11 1.22 0.84
No 0.04 1.52 1.19 0.87 0.61
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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