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ERIC Number: ED424297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-20
Pages: 148
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School Enrollment--Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1996 (Update). Detailed Tables and Documentation for P20-500.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Education and Social Stratification Branch.
This document contains the detailed tables that complement a one-page report with statistics on U.S. residents enrolled in school by a variety of characteristics. The set of detailed tabulations consists of 19 tables from the 1996 October Current Population Survey and 7 historical tables. Data in the tables are estimated based on a sample survey (the Current Population Survey) and are subject to sampling variability since they are not based on a complete enumeration of the population. These tables include information on age, enrollment level, sex, race, Hispanic origin, type of school, attendance status, employment status, family type, income, region, metropolitan status, mother's labor force status and educational level, marital status, and years of school completed. Some historical data, on topics such as dropout rates and the age distribution of college students, are also provided. These tables indicate that more than one-fourth of the population, 70.3 million people, were enrolled in regular school. Elementary school enrollment stood at 31.5 million children, and high school enrollment totaled 15.3 million students. The annual high school dropout rate (from grades 10 to 12) was 4.7%. The dropout pool of people not enrolled and not a high school graduate of young adults aged 18 to 24 years old totaled 3.1 million, or 12.8% of this age group. (SLD)
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, P.O. Box 277943, Atlanta, GA 30384-7943 ($31); Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Education and Social Stratification Branch.