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Table 2. Percentage of 2002 high school sophomores who were not enrolled in a postsecondary institution but employed at the time of the second follow-up in 2006, by hours worked per week and selected student, family, and school characteristics: 2006

      Hours worked per week  
Characteristic Percent of not enrolled
who were employed at
2006 follow-up
  1-20   21-34   35-50   Over 50  
Total 72.5   8.0   15.3   67.8   8.9  
                     
Sex                    
Female 66.6   10.5   21.0   65.3   3.2  
Male 77.8   6.0   11.6   69.5   12.9  
                     
Parent's or guardian's race/ethnicity1                     
White, non-Hispanic 77.7   7.3   15.7   66.9   10.1  
Black, non-Hispanic 65.0   8.3   16.9   67.2   7.7  
Hispanic 71.7   7.1   13.0   71.5   8.4  
Asian, non-Hispanic 61.9   17.5   13.5   58.7   10.3  
All other races, non-Hispanic 67.7   10.3   15.3   70.0   4.4  
                     
Family income in 2001                    
$0-20,000 67.3   7.4   15.5   68.4   8.7  
$20,001-50,000 73.3   8.4   14.2   69.4   8.0  
$50,001-100,000 74.5   8.2   16.3   65.6   9.9  
$100,001 or more 79.1   7.0   18.3   62.8   11.9  
                     
Parent's or guardian's education2                     
High school, GED, or less 72.1   5.8   13.7   71.2   9.2  
Associate's degree 73.6   8.8   15.6   67.4   8.2  
Bachelor's degree 75.1   8.1   18.9   62.9   10.2  
Graduate/professional degree 70.5   12.5   15.7   61.8   10.0  
                     
Home language3                     
English 73.5   7.7   15.9   67.3   9.2  
Non-English 71.7   8.1   12.2   71.5   8.2  
                     
High school sector                    
Public 72.5   8.0   15.2   67.9   8.9  
Catholic 79.9   10.5   16.5   60.8   12.2  
Other Private 75.0   10.1   18.6   65.4   5.9 !
                     
Highest math course taken in high school4                    
No math 62.2   16.3 ! 15.6   61.2   6.9 !
Basic math/pre-algebra 68.4   7.9   13.2   69.5   9.4  
Algebra I, geometry, or algebra II 73.7   7.5   14.9   68.9   8.7  
Trigonometry, statistics, pre-calculus 75.1   9.0   15.8   68.2   7.1  
Calculus 70.1   15.1   24.6   53.8   6.5 !
                     
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 30 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Black, non-Hispanic includes African American. Hispanic includes Latino. All other races, non-Hispanic includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Two or more races.
2 Parent's or guardian's education is the highest level of education attained by either the student’s mother, father, or guardian; if data is available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent or guardian is used.
3 The first language the student learned to speak.
4 Sample members for whom no high school transcript was received are not included in the estimates.
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other estimates are weighted by F2BYWT, except for highest math course taken in high school, which is weighted by F2QTSCWT. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002) Second Follow-up, 2006."


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