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Table 3. Percentage of 2002 high school sophomores who were employed while enrolled in a postsecondary institution during the 2004–2005 or 2005–2006 academic years, by hours worked per week and selected student, family, and school characteristics: 2006

  Academic year 2004-2005   Academic year 2005-2006  
      Hours worked per week       Hours worked per week  
Characteristic Percent of not enrolled who were employed at 2006 follow-up   1-20   21-34   35-50   Over 50   Percent of not enrolled who were employed at 2006 follow-up   1-20   21-34   35-50   Over 50  
Total 70.6   48.6   30.6   19.9   0.9   73.0   46.0   29.2   23.2   1.5  
                                         
Sex                                        
Female 74.0   52.9   29.2   17.2   0.8   76.1   48.8   29.4   20.8   1.0  
Male 67.8   42.7   32.7   23.4   1.2   70.2   42.1   29.4   26.2   2.2  
                                         
Parent's or guardian's race/ethnicity1                                         
White, non-Hispanic 71.9   51.6   29.3   18.1   1.0   74.4   49.0   28.1   21.5   1.4  
Black, non-Hispanic 69.0   38.5   36.4   24.9     72.9   35.4   33.9   28.8   1.8 !
Hispanic 73.8   36.5   35.3   27.1   1.0 ! 73.1   33.6   33.5   31.7   1.2  
Asian, non-Hispanic 59.5   63.2   25.6   10.5     61.7   63.9   25.5   9.7   0.9 !
All other races, non-Hispanic 70.9   48.8   27.0   22.3   2.0 ! 73.6   44.8   30.5   21.7   3.0 !
                                         
Family income in 2001                                        
$0-20,000 75.6   35.7   35.8   27.3   1.2 ! 73.7   31.6   35.3   31.6   1.6 !
$20,001-50,000 75.1   43.9   33.4   21.6   1.1   76.8   41.4   30.4   26.4   1.8  
$50,001-100,000 72.9   52.5   28.8   17.8   0.8   75.5   48.3   29.1   21.2   1.4  
$100,001 or more 55.2   59.9   24.4   15.3 ! 0.4   60.3   59.7   23.6   15.6   1.1 !
                                         
Parent's or guardian's education2                                         
High school, GED, or less 77.1   33.8   37.5   27.6   1.2   77.5   31.6   35.1   31.2   2.1  
Associate's degree 75.5   44.9   33.0   21.0   1.0   78.7   40.1   32.4   25.9   1.6  
Bachelor's degree 68.1   54.3   28.6   16.2   1.0   71.4   52.8   26.9   19.0   1.2  
Graduate/professional degree 62.5   64.9   20.7   13.9   0.5 ! 64.3   62.7   21.3   15.0   1.1 !
                                         
Home language3                                         
English 71.2   49.0   30.7   19.4   0.9   74.0   46.5   29.5   22.5   1.5  
Non-English 70.5   44.5   30.4   23.9   1.2 ! 68.9   41.2   28.9   28.3   1.5 !
                                         
High school sector                                        
Public 72.0   47.1   31.4   20.6   0.9   73.9   44.2   30.1   24.1   1.5  
Catholic 62.3   61.4   25.6   12.0   1.0 ! 67.9   60.8   23.9   14.2   1.1  
Other Private 60.0   63.9   21.2   14.2     62.7   61.2   20.8   17.0   0.9 !
                                         
Highest math course taken in high school4                                        
No math 65.2   43.8   31.7 ! 24.6 ! #   57.6   31.8 ! 32.1 ! 36.1 ! #  
Basic math/pre-algebra 82.9   27.6   36.5   33.0   2.9 ! 76.8   23.2   28.7   43.5   4.7 !
Algebra I, geometry, or algebra II 77.5   38.0   36.0   25.0   0.9   77.7   34.1   33.1   31.3   1.5  
Trigonometry, statistics, pre-calculus 70.0   53.3   29.2   16.5   0.9   72.9   49.8   30.0   18.6   1.6  
Calculus 55.6   74.2   16.8   8.5   0.4 ! 63.1   72.7   16.4   10.3   0.6 !
                                         
# Rounds to zero.
! 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).
‡ Reporting standards are not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 50 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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