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Table 348.Type of employer involvement and number of courses taken by adult education participants\1\ 17 years old and older, by selected characteristics of participants: 1991

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                                      |  Adult  |          Type of employer involvement         | Percentage distri-
                                      |education|   (percent of adult education participants)   |bution of the number
           Characteristics            |partici- |_______________________________________________| of adult education
                  of                  |pants in | Any |Given|Employer|Employer|Employer|Employer| courses taken in
             participants             |the past |type | at  |  paid  |provided|required|provided|  the past year
                                      |  year,  |     |place|  some  | course | course |  time  |____________________
                                      |   in    |     | of  |portion |        |        |  off   | One |Two or|Four or
                                      |thousands|     |work |        |        |        |        |     |three | more
______________________________________|_________|_____|_____|________|________|________|________|_____|______|_______
                  1                   |    2    |  3  |  4  |   5    |   6    |   7    |   8    |  9  |  10  |  11
______________________________________|_________|_____|_____|________|________|________|________|_____|______|_______
     Total ...........................|  57,391 |  64 |  32 |     51 |     38 |     30 |     48 |  43 |   34 |    21
                                      |_________|_____|_____|________|________|________|________|_____|______|_______
Age                                   |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
  17 to 24 years .....................|   7,125 |  54 |  28 |     39 |     36 |     26 |     39 |  46 |   30 |    22
  25 to 34 years .....................|  17,530 |  68 |  31 |     55 |     40 |     36 |     50 |  43 |   34 |    20
  35 to 44 years .....................|  17,083 |  70 |  35 |     56 |     40 |     30 |     53 |  38 |   36 |    23
  45 to 54 years .....................|   8,107 |  71 |  39 |     59 |     44 |     32 |     55 |  41 |   36 |    22
  55 to 64 years .....................|   4,516 |  64 |  30 |     48 |     36 |     27 |     45 |  50 |   32 |    16
  65 years and over ..................|   3,031 |  18 |   8 |     12 |      9 |      9 |     12 |  60 |   27 |     9
                                      |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
Sex                                   |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
  Men ................................|  25,923 |  73 |  35 |     58 |     42 |     34 |     56 |  42 |   37 |    19
  Women ..............................|  31,469 |  57 |  29 |     46 |     35 |     27 |     41 |  44 |   31 |    22
                                      |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
Racial/ethnic group                   |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
  White, non-Hispanic ................|  47,401 |  65 |  32 |     53 |     39 |     30 |     49 |  42 |   35 |    21
  Black, non-Hispanic ................|   4,586 |  59 |  36 |     48 |     41 |     38 |     44 |  41 |   31 |    24
  Hispanic ...........................|   4,032 |  58 |  30 |     39 |     33 |     31 |     43 |  56 |   27 |    14
  Other races, non-Hispanic ..........|   1,371 |  56 |  28 |     36 |     30 |     20 |     40 |  39 |   27 |    28
                                      |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
Highest level of education            |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
 completed                            |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
  Less than high school diploma ......|   3,437 |  35 |  17 |     21 |     19 |     21 |     19 |  72 |   17 |     8
  High school diploma ..............  |  31,602 |  62 |  31 |     50 |     36 |     31 |     45 |  47 |   32 |    18
  Associate degree ...................|   2,461 |  76 |  47 |     66 |     51 |     39 |     63 |  32 |   40 |    25
  Bachelor's degree or higher ........|  19,891 |  71 |  34 |     57 |     44 |     30 |     56 |  33 |   39 |    26
                                      |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
Labor force status                    |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
  In labor force .....................|  49,242 |  72 |  36 |     58 |     43 |     34 |     54 |  41 |   35 |    22
    Employed .........................|  47,143 |  74 |  37 |     60 |     44 |     35 |     56 |  40 |   36 |    22
    Unemployed .......................|   2,099 |  35 |  12 |     13 |     12 |     19 |     18 |  56 |   23 |    16
  Not in labor force..................|   8,149 |  16 |   7 |     11 |      9 |      8 |     10 |  60 |   26 |    12
                                      |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
Annual family income                  |         |     |     |        |        |        |        |     |      |
  $10,000 or less ....................|   3,843 |  39 |  18 |     25 |     24 |     23 |     29 |  59 |   20 |    15
  $10,001 to $15,000 .................|   3,178 |  52 |  27 |     37 |     24 |     27 |     37 |  53 |   32 |    13
  $15,001 to $20,000 .................|   3,308 |  57 |  28 |     42 |     35 |     29 |     39 |  46 |   37 |    15
  $20,001 to $25,000 .................|   4,063 |  67 |  34 |     46 |     37 |     34 |     48 |  48 |   32 |    17
  $25,001 to $30,000 .................|   5,445 |  58 |  30 |     48 |     38 |     29 |     39 |  44 |   34 |    19
  $30,001 to $40,000 .................|   9,043 |  68 |  35 |     57 |     43 |     35 |     50 |  42 |   32 |    24
  $40,001 to $50,000 .................|   9,313 |  67 |  34 |     55 |     42 |     33 |     50 |  45 |   32 |    20
  $50,001 to $75,000 .................|  11,235 |  72 |  35 |     61 |     43 |     32 |     58 |  39 |   37 |    22
  More than $75,000 ..................|   7,963 |  68 |  30 |     54 |     37 |     24 |     53 |  32 |   41 |    26
______________________________________|_________|_____|_____|________|________|________|________|_____|______|_______

\1\Adult education is defined as all non-full-time education activities such as part-time college attendance, classes or seminars given by employers, and classes taken for adult literacy purposes, or for recreation and enjoyment.

NOTE.--Data are based upon a sample survey of the civilian noninstitutional population. Because of rounding and survey item nonresponse, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Participation in Adult Education," unpublished data. (This table was prepared July 1991.)


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