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Table SA15. Standard errors for table A15: Percentage of working 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 Employer paid me to take work-related course 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 0.80 0.82 0.88 0.91
Sex        
Male 1.16 1.21 1.29 1.32
Female 1.11 1.21 1.17 1.29
Race/ethnicity        
White 0.88 0.93 1.09 1.00
Black 2.76 2.94 2.84 3.06
Hispanic 3.80 3.81 4.07 3.94
Other 4.22 4.30 4.59 4.63
Age as of 2002        
16–24 years 3.89 3.77 4.20 3.97
25–34 years 1.54 1.85 2.31 2.33
35–44 years 1.66 1.62 1.74 1.95
45–54 years 1.42 1.60 1.59 1.49
55–64 years 2.20 2.29 2.10 2.09
65 years or older 3.19 3.01 3.01 2.73
Highest level of education attainment        
High school diploma or less 1.97 2.00 1.96 1.76
Some college but no degree 1.67 1.91 2.19 2.40
Vocational/associate's degree 2.34 2.53 2.56 2.89
Bachelor's degree 1.20 1.42 1.46 1.59
Graduate or professional degree 1.59 1.72 1.83 1.97
Employment status in the past 12 months        
Full-time 0.77 0.83 0.89 1.03
Part-time 2.74 2.61 2.62 2.73
Not employed
Months employed in the past 12 months        
12 months 0.91 1.01 1.01 1.07
1–11 months 2.16 2.12 2.43 2.28
Not in the labor force
Occupation        
Professional/managerial 1.00 1.16 1.26 1.25
Sales/service/clerical 1.24 1.31 1.36 1.52
Trade and labor 2.72 2.87 3.23 3.44
Size of employer        
Fewer than 25 employees 2.14 1.89 2.18 2.16
25–99 employees 2.11 2.27 3.22 3.27
100–499 employees 1.78 2.02 2.18 2.33
500 or more employees 0.84 0.94 1.20 1.27
Continuing education required for occupation        
Yes 1.32 1.31 1.42 1.51
No 1.04 1.15 1.24 1.28
† 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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