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Table 384. -  Employment of 12th-graders, by selected student characteristics: 1992
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                           |      |    Sex      |         Race/ethnicity             |  Socioeconomic status\1\  | Location of school
        Employment         |Total |             |____________________________________|___________________________|     attended
      characteristics      |      |_____________|      |      | His- |      |American| Low  |Middle|Middle| High |______________________
                           |      | Male |Female|White |Black |panic |Asian | Indian |      | low  | high |      |Urban |Suburban|Rural
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             1             |  2   |  3   |  4   |  5   |  6   |  7   |  8   |   9    |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |   15   |  16
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                           |                                              Percentage distribution
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 Average hours worked per  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
 week during senior year   |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
  Total ...................|100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |  100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |  100.0 |100.0
Did not work during year ..| 31.8 | 33.0 | 30.7 | 27.6 | 47.4 | 38.9 | 43.3 |   45.0 | 38.2 | 29.8 | 28.2 | 32.5 | 35.6 |   29.4 | 31.6
1 to 5 hours ..............|  6.8 |  6.0 |  7.6 |  7.0 |  4.9 |  6.0 |  9.5 |    8.5 |  5.2 |  5.5 |  5.8 | 10.1 |  6.7 |    6.6 |  7.2
6 to 10 hours .............|  9.8 |  8.9 | 10.7 | 11.2 |  6.5 |  5.3 |  6.7 |    5.6 |  6.7 |  8.3 | 10.6 | 12.6 |  9.4 |    9.6 | 10.6
11 to 15 hours ............| 12.7 | 11.1 | 14.4 | 14.1 |  7.2 | 11.3 |  9.3 |    6.2 |  9.5 | 11.9 | 13.7 | 15.0 | 12.2 |   13.6 | 12.1
16 to 20 hours ............| 16.1 | 15.0 | 17.2 | 17.3 | 11.9 | 13.3 | 13.5 |   12.5 | 13.4 | 18.6 | 18.4 | 14.0 | 14.3 |   18.3 | 14.9
More than 20 hours ........| 22.7 | 26.0 | 19.5 | 22.8 | 22.1 | 25.2 | 17.7 |   22.3 | 27.1 | 25.9 | 23.3 | 15.8 | 21.7 |   22.5 | 23.7
  21 to 25 hours ..........|  9.8 | 10.2 |  9.5 | 10.0 |  8.8 | 10.7 |  8.1 |   12.0 | 10.2 | 10.9 | 10.8 |  8.0 |  9.5 |   10.6 |  9.1
  26 to 30 hours ..........|  5.6 |  6.5 |  4.8 |  5.5 |  6.4 |  6.6 |  4.4 |    3.8 |  6.8 |  6.4 |  5.9 |  3.4 |  5.3 |    5.7 |  5.8
  31 to 35 hours ..........|  2.5 |  3.1 |  1.9 |  2.6 |  2.4 |  2.4 |  0.8 |    5.0 |  3.6 |  3.2 |  2.4 |  1.3 |  2.3 |    2.5 |  2.7
  36 to 40 hours ..........|  3.3 |  4.2 |  2.4 |  3.3 |  2.9 |  4.1 |  3.7 |    0.9 |  4.3 |  4.2 |  2.7 |  2.1 |  3.3 |    2.4 |  4.3
  More than 40 hours ......|  1.5 |  2.0 |  1.0 |  1.5 |  1.7 |  1.4 |  0.8 |    0.7 |  2.2 |  1.4 |  1.6 |  1.0 |  1.3 |    1.4 |  1.8
                           |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
 Most recent type of work  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   for employed students   |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
  Total ...................|100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |  100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |  100.0 |100.0
Lawn work or odd jobs .....|  2.2 |  4.2 |  0.3 |  2.5 |  0.8 |  0.9 |  1.7 |    5.3 |  2.3 |  2.0 |  2.1 |  2.5 |  1.3 |    2.2 |  2.9
Food service ..............| 24.0 | 22.2 | 25.7 | 22.8 | 34.8 | 24.8 | 22.9 |   24.6 | 28.0 | 26.6 | 25.1 | 18.6 | 23.6 |   23.1 | 25.4
Delivery person ...........|  1.6 |  2.5 |  0.6 |  1.5 |  1.9 |  1.1 |  3.2 |    1.3 |  0.8 |  1.7 |  1.3 |  2.1 |  1.5 |    1.7 |  1.5
Babysitter or child care ..|  4.3 |  0.6 |  7.9 |  4.8 |  2.4 |  2.2 |  5.0 |    1.1 |  3.2 |  3.9 |  4.5 |  5.4 |  4.9 |    4.4 |  3.9
Camp counselor/life guard .|  0.7 |  0.8 |  0.7 |  0.9 |(\2\) |  0.5 |  0.6 |  (\2\) |  0.2 |  0.3 |  0.9 |  1.3 |  0.8 |    0.9 |  0.5
Farm worker ...............|  2.2 |  4.4 |  0.1 |  2.7 |(\2\) |  1.1 |(\2\) |  (\2\) |  3.7 |  3.3 |  1.6 |  1.1 |  0.2 |    1.1 |  5.5
Mechanic ..................|  1.4 |  2.8 |(\2\) |  1.5 |  0.7 |  1.5 |  1.0 |    1.4 |  2.0 |  1.8 |  1.5 |  0.6 |  1.0 |    1.3 |  1.9
Grocery clerk or cashier ..| 14.5 | 12.5 | 16.4 | 14.8 | 15.9 | 11.6 |  8.5 |   25.7 | 15.5 | 16.6 | 14.5 | 12.3 | 14.2 |   13.4 | 16.4
Beautician ................|  0.2 |  0.1 |  0.3 |  0.1 |  1.1 |  0.3 |(\2\) |  (\2\) |  0.6 |  0.2 |  0.2 |  0.1 |  0.2 |    0.2 |  0.3
House cleaning ............|  0.9 |  0.7 |  1.1 |  0.8 |  0.8 |  2.0 |  0.6 |  (\2\) |  1.5 |  0.6 |  1.2 |  0.6 |  0.7 |    0.6 |  1.4
Construction ..............|  2.0 |  4.0 |  0.1 |  2.1 |  1.0 |  1.9 |  0.9 |    2.0 |  2.6 |  2.3 |  1.9 |  1.4 |  1.4 |    1.8 |  2.7
Office or clerical ........|  6.9 |  2.9 | 10.7 |  6.3 |  9.2 |  8.7 | 12.1 |    5.8 |  6.3 |  6.0 |  7.2 |  8.0 |  9.0 |    6.8 |  5.4
Health services ...........|  1.6 |  0.9 |  2.3 |  1.6 |  2.1 |  1.1 |  1.0 |    4.5 |  2.5 |  2.0 |  1.4 |  0.9 |  1.5 |    1.6 |  1.7
Salesperson .............. | 11.8 |  9.8 | 13.7 | 12.0 |  8.7 | 11.9 | 15.0 |    7.9 |  7.2 |  8.8 | 12.5 | 15.8 | 13.4 |   14.1 |  7.3
Warehouse worker ..........|  2.1 |  3.9 |  0.4 |  2.2 |  1.3 |  1.7 |  2.0 |    2.3 |  1.7 |  2.5 |  1.9 |  2.1 |  2.0 |    2.3 |  1.9
Other .....................| 23.5 | 27.7 | 19.6 | 23.5 | 19.3 | 28.8 | 25.4 |   18.3 | 22.0 | 21.4 | 22.3 | 27.4 | 24.4 |   24.6 | 21.3
                           |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
  Most recent hourly wage  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   for employed students   |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
  Total ...................|100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |  100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |  100.0 |100.0
Less than $4.25 per hour ..|  9.9 |  7.2 | 12.4 | 10.3 |  8.3 |  8.8 |  7.9 |    5.8 | 12.2 | 11.4 |  9.0 |  8.0 |  7.9 |    7.5 | 14.8
$4.25 to $6.00 per hour ...| 77.5 | 75.6 | 79.2 | 76.7 | 80.9 | 81.1 | 77.0 |   79.3 | 79.0 | 76.8 | 80.0 | 74.8 | 80.1 |   77.0 | 75.8
$6.01 to $8.00 per hour ...|  7.7 | 10.3 |  5.3 |  8.0 |  5.8 |  6.1 | 10.7 |    6.7 |  5.3 |  8.3 |  6.8 |  9.3 |  7.3 |    9.2 |  6.1
$8.01 or more per hour ....|  5.0 |  6.9 |  3.2 |  5.1 |  5.0 |  4.0 |  4.5 |    8.3 |  3.5 |  3.5 |  4.1 |  7.9 |  4.8 |    6.3 |  3.4
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\1\Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score of parental education and occupations and family income. The "Low" SES group is the lowest quartile.
\2\Less than 0.05 percent.

NOTE.--Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988," Second Followup survey. (This table was prepared August 1995.)


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