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Dropout Rates in the United States: 2005
NCES 2007-059
June 2007

Table B–4.  Standard errors for table 4: Event dropout rates of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 1012, by family income: October 1972 through October 2005

Year Total
(percent)
  Family Income Percent
Low income Middle income High income
           
1972 0.33   1.55 0.45 0.39
1973 0.33   1.65 0.46 0.32
1974 0.34  
1975 0.32   1.57 0.43 0.38
1976 0.32   1.61 0.46 0.34
           
1977 0.34   1.57 0.48 0.35
1978 0.34   1.69 0.48 0.40
1979 0.34   1.62 0.47 0.44
1980 0.33   1.51 0.46 0.38
1981 0.33   1.50 0.45 0.41
           
1982 0.34   1.52 0.46 0.36
1983 0.33   1.35 0.48 0.39
1984 0.33   1.49 0.45 0.37
1985 0.34   1.53 0.47 0.39
1986 0.32   1.33 0.45 0.34
           
1987 0.30   1.29 0.45 0.27
1988 0.36   1.59 0.48 0.35
1989 0.36   1.43 0.50 0.33
1990 0.34   1.39 0.45 0.33
1991 0.34   1.43 0.44 0.31
           
1992 0.35   1.42 0.46 0.36
1993 0.36   1.57 0.46 0.35
1994 0.34   1.44 0.44 0.41
1995 0.35   1.36 0.47 0.39
1996 0.34   1.34 0.46 0.41
           
1997 0.32   1.36 0.41 0.37
1998 0.33   1.34 0.39 0.46
1999 0.33   1.26 0.44 0.40
2000 0.33   1.23 0.45 0.35
2001 0.33   1.36 0.45 0.37
           
2002 0.27   1.05 0.36 0.34
2003 0.28   1.04 0.39 0.30
2004 0.30   1.24 0.39 0.41
2005 0.27   1.06 0.36 0.30
Not applicable. Data for family income are not available for 1974.
NOTE: Some of the standard error estimates in this table may differ from those previously published due to changes in the generalized variance parameters developed by the U.S. Census Bureau.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October (1972–2005).

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