ERIC Number: ED061365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Educational Attainment: March 1971. Current Population Reports.
Jennings, Jerry T.; Johnson, Charles E., Jr.
The 1971 findings presented here are based on the March 1971 Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census. The educational data presented in this report relate to the number of school years completed by the population and do not provide any information on the quality of the education received. It has been found that the proportion of the adult population who had completed at least a high school education increased by 16 percentage points during the decade of the 1960's to 60 percent. This increase was slightly greater for men than for women. The proportion of Negro adults who had completed at least a high school education was 40 percent in 1971 as compared with 24 percent in 1960, about a two-thirds increase. The comparable figures for whites were 62 percent and 45 percent, respectively, or a one-third increase. Among younger persons who would have more recently completed their high school studies, those 20 to 29 years old, the proportion who had completed at least a high school education increased between 1960 and 1971 from 65 percent to 82 percent for whites, and from 40 percent to 62 percent for Negroes. In addition, the proportion of high school graduates 20 to 24 years old who had completed some college also increased for both Negroes and whites over the past decade. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Census Figures, College Attendance, Demography, Females, Geographic Distribution, High School Graduates, Incidence, Income, Males, National Surveys, Occupations, Statistical Surveys, Whites
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.40)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.