ERIC Number: ED340748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment in the United States: March 1989 and 1988.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n451 Aug 1991
Data from the Bureau of the Census' March 1988 and 1989 Current Population Surveys (CPS) on the educational attainment of Americans are provided in 22 tables and 5 graphs. Summary data on the years of school completed by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin are shown for 1988 and 1989 in Table 1. Other detailed data are shown for 1989 in Tables 2 through 16. Tables 17 and 18 contain time series of data for selected years collected from 1940 to 1989 in the decennial censuses and CPS (1947-89). Detailed tabulations of the data are accompanied by a short discussion of basic trends and attainment levels across many segments of the population. The detailed tables present data on years of school completed by persons aged 15 years and over by age, sex, Hispanic origin, marital status, household relationship, education of spouse, labor force status, occupation, income, earnings, and region of residence. Summary data are also presented for states and large metropolitan areas, with detailed data for the largest 25 states and 15 metropolitan areas. Over 75% of all adults age 25 years and over have completed high school, and over 20% have completed 4 or more years of college. Educational attainment levels for young adults are similar to those recorded in the mid-1970s. Among persons 25 years and older, slightly larger proportions of men than women have completed high school, and larger proportions of men than women have completed 4 or more years of college. While Whites 25 years and older have the highest level of high school completion, persons of races other than Black or White have the highest college completion level. Both high school and college completion levels are higher in the West than in any other region. Two appendices are included, which provide definitions and explanations, and source and accuracy of estimates, respectively. The second appendix contains seven tables. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Census Figures, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience, Educational Status Comparison, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Income, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Urban Areas
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.