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ERIC Number: ED370639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 316
Abstractor: N/A
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Educational Attainment of Adults in Oregon: What the 1990 Census Tells Us.
Hughes, Tom
Presenting state demographic data from the 1990 Census, this report provides information on the characteristics of Oregon residents 16 years and older who lack a high school diploma or equivalent and are not enrolled in school. The first part of the report provides a discussion of methodology and results and indicates that data were gathered from three tapes: a summary file by block group, a summary file by census tract, and a file of raw Census data. This section also provides the following data: (1) 381,905 Oregonians, or 17.5% of the total population 16 and over, did not have a diploma or equivalent and were not enrolled in school; (2) while the state's non-whites and Hispanics comprised 8.2% of the total population 16 and over, they accounted for 17.5% of the total number of undereducated residents; (3) Hispanics alone comprised 11.8% of the undereducated group, although they made up only 3.3% of the total state population 16 and over; (4) nearly one-third of Oregonians aged 60 and over lacked a high school degree or equivalent; (5) 20% of the undereducated adults were at or below the poverty level; and (6) nearly one-third of the population of Hood River, Jefferson, and Lake counties aged 18-24 were undereducated. The bulk of the report consists of three appendixes providing data from the 1990 Census, including geographies for Oregon Community Colleges; public use microdata sample tables for levels of educational attainment by age, race/ethnicity, English-speaking ability, and poverty level by county; and non-high school graduates by gender, by county, by age, and by district. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Community Coll. Services.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon