ERIC Number: ED366619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School Enrollment--Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1992.
Kominski, Robert; Adams, Andrea
Current Population Reports, Series P20 n474 Oct 1993
This report presents detailed tabulations of data on school enrollment of the civilian noninstitutionalized population in October 1992. It also includes summary time series of data from the beginning of the survey since 1946. These data cover enrollment in regular schooling from nursery school through college and professional school. Data are broken down by: (1) age; (2) sex; (3) race; (4) Hispanic origin; (5) marital status; (6) family status; (7) family income; (8) education of the householder; (9) labor force status; (10) metropolitan residence; (11) region; and (12) mother's labor force status and education. Enrollment characteristics include level and grade of school, public or private school, full- or part-time attendance, and two-year or four-year college. Vocational school enrollment is shown separately. In October 1992, approximately 64.6 million persons were enrolled in regular school, with approximately 42.6 million between the ages of 6 and 17. While nursery school and kindergarten enrollments were nearly the same as those of the preceding year, enrollment in elementary school was up approximately 0.5 million persons, and high school enrollment was not significantly higher. The dropout rate was not significantly different from that of 1991, but the dropout pool decreased significantly from 1991. College enrollment was essentially the same as in 1991. Appendices contain supplementary tables, definitions, explanations, and a discussion of the source and accuracy of the estimates. One figure, 6 text tables, 19 detailed tables, and 14 appendix tables present data in concise form. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Blacks, College Students, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Economic Factors, Educational Background, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Enrollment, Family Income, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Human Geography, Labor Force, Marital Status, Private Schools, Professional Education, Public Schools, Racial Differences, Rural Areas, Secondary School Students, Sex Differences, Social Influences, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Urban Areas, Whites
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Identifiers: Current Population Survey; Time Series Analysis
Note: For the 1989 study, see ED 339 740.