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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 387. Percentage of 12th-graders working different numbers of hours per week, by selected student characteristics and school locale type: 1992 and 2004
Selected student characteristic
and school locale type
Total Percentage distribution of students by average hours worked per week during senior year
Did not work during year 1 to 5 6 to 10 11 to 15 16 to 20 More than 20
Total 21 to 25 26 to 30 31 to 35 36 to 40 More than 40
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1992, total 100.0 (†) 31.8 (—) 6.8 (—) 9.8 (—) 12.7 (—) 16.1 (—) 22.7 (—) 9.8 (—) 5.6 (—) 2.5 (—) 3.3 (—) 1.5 (—)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 100.0 (†) 33.0 (—) 6.0 (—) 8.9 (—) 11.1 (—) 15.0 (—) 26.0 (—) 10.2 (—) 6.5 (—) 3.1 (—) 4.2 (—) 2.0 (—)
Female 100.0 (†) 30.7 (—) 7.6 (—) 10.7 (—) 14.4 (—) 17.2 (—) 19.5 (—) 9.5 (—) 4.8 (—) 1.9 (—) 2.4 (—) 1.0 (—)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 100.0 (†) 27.6 (—) 7.0 (—) 11.2 (—) 14.1 (—) 17.3 (—) 22.8 (—) 10.0 (—) 5.5 (—) 2.6 (—) 3.3 (—) 1.5 (—)
Black 100.0 (†) 47.4 (—) 4.9 (—) 6.5 (—) 7.2 (—) 11.9 (—) 22.1 (—) 8.8 (—) 6.4 (—) 2.4 (—) 2.9 (—) 1.7 (—)
Hispanic 100.0 (†) 38.9 (—) 6.0 (—) 5.3 (—) 11.3 (—) 13.3 (—) 25.2 (—) 10.7 (—) 6.6 (—) 2.4 (—) 4.1 (—) 1.4 (—)
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 (†) 43.3 (—) 9.5 (—) 6.7 (—) 9.3 (—) 13.5 (—) 17.7 (—) 8.1 (—) 4.4 (—) 0.8 (—) 3.7 (—) 0.8 (—)
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 (†) 45.0 (—) 8.5 (—) 5.6 (—) 6.2 (—) 12.5 (—) 22.3 (—) 12.0 (—) 3.8 (—) 5.0 (—) 0.9 (—) 0.7 (—)
                                                 
Socioeconomic status quarter1                                                 
Low 100.0 (†) 38.2 (—) 5.2 (—) 6.7 (—) 9.5 (—) 13.4 (—) 27.1 (—) 10.2 (—) 6.8 (—) 3.6 (—) 4.3 (—) 2.2 (—)
Middle low 100.0 (†) 29.8 (—) 5.5 (—) 8.3 (—) 11.9 (—) 18.6 (—) 25.9 (—) 10.9 (—) 6.4 (—) 3.2 (—) 4.2 (—) 1.4 (—)
Middle high 100.0 (†) 28.2 (—) 5.8 (—) 10.6 (—) 13.7 (—) 18.4 (—) 23.3 (—) 10.8 (—) 5.9 (—) 2.4 (—) 2.7 (—) 1.6 (—)
High 100.0 (†) 32.5 (—) 10.1 (—) 12.6 (—) 15.0 (—) 14.0 (—) 15.8 (—) 8.0 (—) 3.4 (—) 1.3 (—) 2.1 (—) 1.0 (—)
                                                 
Locale type of school attended                                                
Urban 100.0 (†) 35.6 (—) 6.7 (—) 9.4 (—) 12.2 (—) 14.3 (—) 21.7 (—) 9.5 (—) 5.3 (—) 2.3 (—) 3.3 (—) 1.3 (—)
Suburban 100.0 (†) 29.4 (—) 6.6 (—) 9.6 (—) 13.6 (—) 18.3 (—) 22.5 (—) 10.6 (—) 5.7 (—) 2.5 (—) 2.4 (—) 1.4 (—)
Rural 100.0 (†) 31.6 (—) 7.2 (—) 10.6 (—) 12.1 (—) 14.9 (—) 23.7 (—) 9.1 (—) 5.8 (—) 2.7 (—) 4.3 (—) 1.8 (—)
                                                 
2004, total 100.0 (†) 11.8 (0.38) 8.7 (0.38) 12.2 (0.42) 15.0 (0.39) 18.7 (0.50) 33.5 (0.63) 12.9 (0.40) 8.9 (0.35) 4.4 (0.24) 5.0 (0.26) 2.4 (0.17)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 100.0 (†) 12.1 (0.55) 8.2 (0.51) 11.2 (0.53) 13.3 (0.54) 18.4 (0.67) 36.9 (0.89) 12.9 (0.56) 9.4 (0.52) 4.9 (0.35) 6.3 (0.44) 3.3 (0.28)
Female 100.0 (†) 11.6 (0.54) 9.3 (0.50) 13.1 (0.58) 16.7 (0.58) 19.0 (0.74) 30.2 (0.80) 13.0 (0.54) 8.3 (0.46) 4.0 (0.33) 3.6 (0.30) 1.4 (0.20)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 100.0 (†) 10.9 (0.47) 8.5 (0.48) 13.2 (0.57) 16.3 (0.53) 19.1 (0.60) 31.9 (0.77) 13.1 (0.52) 8.1 (0.40) 4.0 (0.29) 4.5 (0.30) 2.2 (0.21)
Black 100.0 (†) 11.9 (0.94) 8.2 (0.85) 9.1 (0.86) 11.4 (0.94) 18.6 (1.30) 40.7 (1.59) 13.6 (1.11) 11.2 (1.16) 6.5 (0.83) 6.7 (0.86) 2.8 (0.53)
Hispanic 100.0 (†) 13.4 (1.04) 8.4 (0.99) 9.3 (1.00) 12.4 (1.01) 17.6 (1.31) 39.0 (1.59) 12.3 (1.12) 11.6 (1.17) 6.4 (0.75) 6.0 (0.80) 2.7 (0.48)
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 (†) 17.1 (1.90) 14.8 (1.87) 12.6 (1.28) 14.9 (1.68) 18.6 (2.06) 21.9 (1.86) 9.2 (1.17) 5.4 (1.01) 2.1 (0.64) 3.9 (0.94) 1.3 (0.45)
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 (†) 21.3 (6.29) 14.0 (5.43) 10.8 (4.64) 13.3 (4.01) 18.0 (4.48) 22.6 (5.99) 12.3 (5.22) 3.7 (2.36) # (†) 3.0 (1.38) 3.5 (1.82)
                                                 
Socioeconomic status quarter1                                                 
Low 100.0 (†) 11.1 (0.78) 7.5 (0.65) 9.5 (0.74) 11.2 (0.78) 18.1 (0.98) 42.6 (1.19) 14.3 (0.88) 11.9 (0.84) 6.3 (0.61) 7.0 (0.59) 3.1 (0.44)
Middle low 100.0 (†) 10.2 (0.72) 7.0 (0.62) 10.8 (0.82) 13.7 (0.80) 19.7 (0.92) 38.5 (1.18) 14.5 (0.90) 9.6 (0.67) 5.2 (0.52) 6.2 (0.59) 3.0 (0.42)
Middle high 100.0 (†) 10.2 (0.69) 8.0 (0.64) 11.7 (0.75) 15.7 (0.78) 19.8 (0.87) 34.5 (1.09) 14.0 (0.85) 9.4 (0.68) 4.5 (0.53) 4.6 (0.48) 2.2 (0.33)
High 100.0 (†) 15.3 (0.80) 11.8 (0.89) 15.7 (0.86) 18.2 (0.91) 17.3 (0.89) 21.7 (0.97) 9.7 (0.60) 5.5 (0.54) 2.3 (0.32) 2.8 (0.34) 1.3 (0.23)
                                                 
Locale type of school attended                                                
Urban 100.0 (†) 13.6 (0.69) 10.2 (0.82) 12.7 (0.87) 14.2 (0.89) 16.6 (0.89) 32.8 (1.38) 12.2 (0.80) 9.7 (0.85) 4.7 (0.55) 4.1 (0.50) 2.2 (0.36)
Suburban 100.0 (†) 10.4 (0.55) 8.8 (0.58) 12.5 (0.61) 16.2 (0.57) 19.6 (0.76) 32.5 (0.89) 13.7 (0.62) 8.4 (0.43) 3.9 (0.34) 4.4 (0.35) 2.1 (0.24)
Rural 100.0 (†) 10.9 (0.78) 8.0 (0.73) 12.8 (1.06) 15.4 (0.81) 19.6 (1.10) 33.2 (1.27) 13.2 (0.90) 8.2 (0.71) 4.0 (0.51) 5.3 (0.62) 2.5 (0.39)
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Socioeconomic status (SES) was measured by a composite score of parental education and occupations, and family income.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/92), "Second Follow-up, Student Survey, 1992"; and Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/04), "First Follow-up, Student Survey, 2004." (This table was prepared December 2006.)