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Title: Reasons for Adults' Participation in Work-Related Courses, 2002-03
Description: This Issue Brief uses nationally representative data from the Adult Education for Work-related Reasons Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) to examine the reasons that adults participate in formal educational courses for work-related reasons. More than 90 percent of adults who took such courses in 2002-03 reported doing so in order to maintain or improve skills or knowledge they already had. Among employed adults, the majority took courses because their employer required or recommended participation, while about a fifth did so in order to get a promotion or pay raise. The likelihood of taking classes for the selected reasons examined in this Brief generally varied by participantsí age, education, employment status, occupation, and household income.
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Cover Date: May 2005
Web Release: May 2, 2005
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Publication #: NCES 2005088
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Household Education Survey (NHES)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Gail M. Mulligan.