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Table 389. -  Participation of young adults in voluntary or community service activities, by selected characteristics: 1992 to 1994
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                       |           Percent participating in voluntary or community service activity                  |
                       |_____________________________________________________________________________________________|
      Young adult      |   Any   |        |          |   Union,   |           |        |         |         |         |   Percentage distribution of
    characteristics    |activity |Sports  |  Church  |farm, trade,|Educational| Youth  |Political|Organized|  Other  |     volunteer hours per week
                       |         |teams or|activities|    or      |  organ-   | organ- |  clubs  |volunteer|voluntary|_______________________________________
                       |         | clubs  |          |professional| izations  |izations|         | work\1\ |  group  |None\2\|Less than|2 to 4|4 to 6|6 hours
                       |         |        |          |associations|           |        |         |         |         |       | 2 hours |hours |hours |or more
_______________________|_________|________|__________|____________|___________|________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_________|______|______|_______
           1           |    2    |   3    |    4     |     5      |     6     |   7    |    8    |    9    |   10    |  11   |   12    |  13  |  14  |  15
_______________________|_________|________|__________|____________|___________|________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_________|______|______|_______
                       |                                               1992 to 1994\3\
                       |_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  Total ...............|    37.2 |    7.2 |   11.8   |        1.8 |       6.0 |   10.3 |     3.0 |    10.4 |     7.3 |  62.7 |    15.2 |  7.9 |  5.8 |   8.3
                       |_________|________|__________|____________|___________|________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_________|______|______|_______
Sex                    |         |        |          |            |           |        |         |         |         |       |         |      |      |
  Male ................|    36.8 |    9.5 |     11.1 |        1.9 |       4.6 |   11.2 |     2.9 |     8.3 |     7.3 |  63.2 |    14.7 |  7.7 |  5.6 |   8.8
  Female ..............|    37.9 |    4.9 |     12.7 |        1.6 |       7.1 |    9.4 |     3.2 |    12.6 |     7.3 |  62.2 |    15.8 |  8.2 |  6.1 |   7.9
                       |         |        |          |            |           |        |         |         |         |       |         |      |      |
Race/ethnicity         |         |        |          |            |           |        |         |         |         |       |         |      |      |
  White, non-Hispanic .|    38.5 |    7.5 |     11.3 |        2.0 |       5.8 |   10.3 |     3.1 |    11.6 |     7.8 |  61.5 |    17.1 |  8.0 |  5.5 |   7.9
  Black, non-Hispanic .|    35.9 |    6.3 |     15.8 |        1.1 |       6.4 |   11.5 |     3.1 |     5.8 |     6.2 |  64.1 |     9.6 |  8.1 |  7.7 |  10.6
  Hispanic ............|    31.7 |    6.3 |     11.2 |        0.8 |       6.5 |    9.6 |     2.3 |     6.7 |     5.4 |  68.4 |     9.8 |  7.3 |  6.0 |   8.5
  Asian ...............|    35.8 |    5.7 |     10.5 |        1.4 |       7.1 |    8.1 |     3.4 |    13.0 |     8.4 |  64.2 |    14.9 |  8.7 |  4.3 |   8.0
  American Indian .....|    34.1 |   12.1 |     14.6 |        3.6 |       6.1 |   11.9 |     3.8 |     5.1 |     3.9 |  65.9 |     8.7 |  6.3 |  8.1 |  11.1
                       |         |        |          |            |           |        |         |         |         |       |         |      |      |
Socioeconomic status\4\|         |        |          |            |           |        |         |         |         |       |         |      |      |
  Low .................|    26.4 |    5.0 |     10.4 |        0.9 |       4.0 |    7.4 |     1.5 |     5.9 |     5.0 |  73.6 |     8.2 |  5.8 |  4.5 |   7.9
  Low-middle ..........|    30.4 |    6.3 |     10.8 |        1.3 |       3.9 |    8.3 |     2.1 |     7.1 |     6.3 |  69.6 |    11.0 |  6.0 |  5.9 |   7.5
  High-middle .........|    38.6 |    7.0 |     13.0 |        2.0 |       5.8 |   10.9 |     3.3 |     9.2 |     7.5 |  61.4 |    16.9 |  7.9 |  6.1 |   7.8
  High ................|    51.1 |    9.2 |     14.7 |        2.7 |       9.7 |   14.2 |     4.9 |    18.0 |    10.3 |  48.9 |    24.6 | 11.4 |  5.9 |   9.2
_______________________|_________|________|__________|____________|___________|________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_________|______|______|_______

\1\E.g., hospital volunteer.
\2\Not a volunteer.
\3\Sample survey in 1994 based on people who were high school seniors in spring 1992. Respondents to the survey were asked about their voluntary participation in selected organizations over the previous 24-month period.
\4\Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score of parental education and occupations, and family income. The "Low" SES group is the lowest quartile.

NOTE.--Some persons participated in more than one organization.

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


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