ERIC Number: ED276814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
School Enrollment among Male Veterans and Nonveterans 20 to 34 Years Old [in] October 1983. Monograph 70-85-5.
Klein, Robert E.
Data from the October 1983 education supplement to the Current Population Survey were examined to determine school enrollment of male veterans and nonveterans 20-34 years old. Overall, 16 percent of nonveterans and 11.1 percent of veterans were enrolled. Differences existed among 5-year age groups. Only in the youngest group, aged 20-24 years, were nonveterans more likely to be enrolled than veterans. Veterans in the two oldest groups, ages 25-29 and 30-34, were more likely to be enrolled in school than nonveterans. Veterans were much less likely than nonveterans to be enrolled below the college level, but they were more likely to be enrolled in "special schools." At the college level, enrollment for veterans and nonveterans was similar. Only a small proportion (about 7 percent) of both veterans and nonveterans employed full-time were enrolled in school. A much higher proportion of part-time workers were enrolled: 60 percent of veterans and over 70 percent of nonveterans. More than 26 percent of veterans and only about 10 percent of nonveterans who were full-time college students worked full-time. Between 1978 and 1983 the proportion of veterans enrolled in college declined; the proportion of nonveterans enrolled increased. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Veterans Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Information Management and Statistics.