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Table 1. School enrollment status of young adults during the October when ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006 by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 1.  School enrollment status of young adults during the October when ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006
by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

(Percent distribution)
                                                             School enrollment status

                                                                High School    General Educational
     Characteristic                 Total     High    Enrolled  graduates, not  Development (GED)    Enrolled
                                             school   in high    enrolled in     recipients, not        in
                                            dropouts   school     college       enrolled in college  college

Total, October when age 18........  100.0     15.3     28.2        21.4               0.6             34.5

  Men ............................  100.0     16.7     32.5        21.5                .6             28.7
  Women ..........................  100.0     13.8     23.8        21.3                .6             40.5

  White, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     13.8     26.9        20.3                .6             38.5
  Black, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     20.3     33.3        20.4                .8             25.2
  Hispanic or Latino .............  100.0     18.9     31.0        28.3                .7             21.1
 
Total, October when age 19 .......  100.0     16.7      4.1        32.9               1.6             44.7

  Men ............................  100.0     19.2      4.7        35.3               1.5             39.3
  Women ..........................  100.0     14.1      3.5        30.2               1.7             50.5
 
  White, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     14.7      2.7        32.0               1.6             49.0
  Black, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     23.3      7.7        34.9               1.7             32.5
  Hispanic or Latino .............  100.0     21.4      7.4        37.8               1.5             31.8

Total, October when age 20 .......  100.0     15.4      1.2        38.9               2.1             42.5

  Men ............................  100.0     17.7      1.3        41.3               2.0             37.7
  Women ..........................  100.0     13.1      1.0        36.2               2.2             47.5

  White, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     13.1      0.8        38.0               2.0             46.1
  Black, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     23.3      2.1        41.5               2.4             30.7
  Hispanic or Latino .............  100.0     20.2      1.7        44.5               2.2             31.3
 
Total, October when age 21 .......  100.0     13.1       .5        43.3               2.3             40.8

  Men ............................  100.0     14.9       .5        46.3               2.4             35.9
  Women ..........................  100.0     11.3       .4        40.3               2.2             45.8

  White, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     11.2       .2        41.9               2.2             44.4
  Black, non-Hispanic ............  100.0     19.8      1.0        46.5               2.9             29.7
  Hispanic or Latino .............  100.0     17.3      1.2        49.9               2.2             29.3

   NOTE:  The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women who were ages 12
to 16 on December 31, 1996.  Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not
exhaustive.  Other race groups, which are included in the overall totals, are not shown separately because
their representation in the survey sample is not sufficiently large to provide statistically reliable
estimates.





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