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Table SA18. Standard errors for 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
Total 0.77 0.77 0.52
Sex      
Male 1.08 1.07 0.95
Female 1.05 1.05 0.72
Race/ethnicity      
White 0.92 0.92 0.51
Black 3.04 2.97 1.94
Hispanic 3.26 3.22 2.83
Other 4.15 4.18 2.49
Age as of 2002      
16–24 years 3.14 3.13 2.91
25–34 years 1.36 1.35 0.89
35–44 years 1.51 1.49 0.94
45–54 years 1.53 1.49 0.92
55–64 years 2.09 2.00 1.22
65 years or older 3.65 3.42 2.56
Highest level of education attainment      
High school diploma or less 1.74 1.65 1.08
Some college but no degree 1.79 1.84 1.42
Vocational/associate's degree 2.37 2.31 1.48
Bachelor's degree 1.33 1.22 0.81
Graduate or professional degree 1.66 1.71 1.08
Employment status in the past 12 months      
Full-time 0.81 0.77 0.58
Part-time 2.41 2.45 1.69
Not employed 4.35 4.29 3.29
Months employed in the past 12 months      
12 months 0.85 0.84 0.63
1–11 months 1.69 1.64 1.40
Not in the labor force 4.35 4.29 3.29
Occupation      
Professional/managerial 1.13 1.13 0.62
Sales/service/clerical 1.13 1.11 1.05
Trade and labor 2.54 2.41 1.32
Size of employer      
Fewer than 25 employees 2.26 2.21 1.36
25–99 employees 2.70 2.71 2.41
100–499 employees 2.01 1.85 1.34
500 or more employees 0.90 0.93 0.62
Continuing education required for occupation      
Yes 1.23 1.22 0.86
No 0.98 0.97 0.72
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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