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Table A15. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who reported various types of employer support for their participation in such courses, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic Any employer support Salary paid for work-related coursetaking during work hours Employer paid for part or all of tuition and fees for work-related courses Employer paid for part or all of books and other materials for work-related courses
Total 75.7 69.1 62.3 57.8
Sex
Male 76.5 71.0 62.7 60.7
Female 75.0 67.4 62.0 55.2
Race/ethnicity 1
White 77.4 70.3 64.8 60.7
Black 73.5 66.0 55.7 49.1
Hispanic 68.9 65.9 53.9 49.4
Other 67.3 62.7 55.4 49.2
Age as of 2002
16–24 years 65.7 60.1 49.3 44.8
25–34 years 80.5 73.6 64.1 58.1
35–44 years 81.2 74.7 69.5 64.4
45–54 years 76.5 69.0 63.8 60.0
55–64 years 73.1 66.9 61.4 59.1
65 years or older 36.1 32.0 28.5 25.5
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less 70.0 64.0 58.0 52.1
Some college but no degree 73.5 67.4 59.8 57.4
Vocational/associate's degree 79.8 73.2 66.7 60.0
Bachelor's degree 81.2 72.7 68.2 64.9
Graduate or professional degree 76.4 70.8 60.9 55.5
Employment status in past 12 months
Full-time 85.3 78.8 71.2 66.7
Part-time 62.1 51.3 47.8 40.1
Not employed
Months employed in past 12 months
12 months 82.2 75.9 68.9 64.2
1–11 months 73.7 64.1 56.5 51.6
Not in the labor force
Occupation
Professional/managerial 82.7 74.4 68.7 62.8
Sales/service/clerical 79.3 73.0 64.6 60.0
Trade and labor 75.7 70.6 62.4 60.8
Size of employer
Fewer than 25 employees 48.5 40.2 40.4 33.4
25–99 employees 81.7 72.2 66.8 61.8
100–499 employees 85.2 79.1 68.7 62.1
500 or more employees 90.2 83.9 74.6 71.2
Continuing education required for
occupation
Yes 73.0 65.0 60.2 55.6
No 77.7 72.1 63.9 59.5
Not applicable.
1 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Other includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, those with more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
NOTE: All estimates were based on the responses given for up to four courses by each participant.
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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