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Table A18. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who paid for tuition, fees, books, or materials for at least one course with their own or family’s money, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic Paid for any tuition,
fees, books, or materials
for at least one course
Paid for tuition
and fees for at
least one course
Paid for books and
other materials for at
least one course
  Total26.123.210.3
Sex
Male24.221.49.7
Female27.924.710.8
Race/ethnicity1
White25.823.09.5
Black26.322.412.7
Hispanic26.322.513.0
Other31.128.412.0
Age as of 2002
16–24 years29.525.518.5
25–34 years20.818.48.2
35–44 years22.320.08.6
45–54 years28.625.39.9
55–64 years29.826.89.4
65 years or older50.644.717.0
Highest level of education
attainment
High school diploma or less20.518.08.8
Some college but no degree26.022.212.4
Vocational/associate’s degree26.823.59.9
Bachelor’s degree24.722.48.6
Graduate or professional degree35.231.712.2
Employment status in the past
12 months
Full-time22.319.48.9
Part-time37.935.012.7
Not employed50.544.717.4
Months employed in the past
12 months
12 months24.021.19.2
1–11 months27.024.412.2
Not in the labor force50.544.717.4
Occupation2
Professional/managerial28.425.410.6
Sales/service/clerical22.319.79.9
Trade and labor19.516.97.3
Size of employer2
Fewer than 25 employees43.940.513.5
25–99 employees26.624.812.9
100–499 employees21.218.29.5
500 or more employees18.315.68.0
Continuing education required
for occupation
Yes32.829.211.8
No21.318.89.2
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.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
NOTE: The estimates in this table 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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