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ERIC Number: ED176122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Population Characteristics--Vocational School Experience: October 1976. Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 343.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
A study was conducted to collect statistical data (age, sex, race, years of school completed, occupation, field of training, and family income levels) on U.S. students who were participating in postsecondary vocational programs in October 1976 or who had participated in such programs during the previous year. Vocational, business, technical, or correspondence schools were included. Some of the results include the following: In October 1976, 7.2 million people, or four percent of the total population fourteen years old and over, were attending, or had attended a vocational school in the past twelve months. Among persons with recent vocational school experience, eighty-one percent of those eighteen years old and over attended vocational school primarily for occupational training. Persons with a college background were more likely to have had recent vocational school experience than persons with four years of high school or less. The manual and mechanical trades were the most common fields of vocational training (thirty-three percent) for those persons eighteen years old and over with recent vocational school experience. About half of the men and over half of the women with recent vocational school experience had occupational goals similar to their current occupations. Family income was not significant in determining vocational school attendance. (JH)
Descriptors: Age, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Background, Educational Experience, Family Income, Females, Job Training, Males, National Surveys, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education, Race, Research Reports, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. (Series P-20, $1.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Identifiers - Location: United States