ERIC Number: ED251688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment of Workers, March 1982-83. Special Labor Force Report. Bulletin 2191.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
As this report illustrates, nearly one in four adult workers today has completed college, while in 1970 just one in seven had as much formal schooling. This growth, together with the higher labor force participation rates of college graduates, has generated significant increases in the college-educated work force. Other factors include women's increased share of the college-graduate work force, the ongoing decline in the number of school leavers, and higher proportions of Blacks and Hispanics with college degrees. Data continue to confirm that educational attainment is one of the most important determinants of occupation. Following the four-page report is an explanatory note briefly describing the concepts, definitions, and estimating methods used in the Current Population Surveys 1983 and 1982 from which the data were taken, and indicators of data reliability. Appendixes contain 27 supplementary tables, including educational attainment of the civilian labor force by sex; employment status by years of school completed and other variables; labor force status by years of school completed and other variables; labor force status of women by marital status, age, and years of school completed; employed civilians by years of school completed and other variables; and unemployed persons by years of school completed and other variables. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Career Education, College Graduates, Educational Attainment, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Statistics, Labor Force, Occupations, Participant Characteristics, Racial Differences, Sex Differences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.