Participation in Adult Education [United States]: Demographics for May 1969 and May 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Adult Education Surveys Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Free Keywords
adult education; continuing education; courses; demographic characteristics; educational programs; household composition; income; states (USA); student participation; work experience
  • Abstract

    This survey collected information on participants and nonparticipants in adult and continuing education activities throughout the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Conducted by the Bureau of the Census as part of the May 1969 and May 1972 Current Population Surveys (ICPSR 7935 and 7996), the adult education survey collected information on the respondent's age, race, sex, regular years of school completed, family income, work experience, occupation, veteran status, marital status, relationship to head of household, number of children in household, and geographic and urban/rural nature of area of residence. The socioeconomic and demographic information can be linked to data on adult education activities in PARTICIPATION IN ADULT EDUCATION, 1969: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 2287) and PARTICIPATION IN ADULT EDUCATION, 1972: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 2289).
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1969 Data
    • DS2: 1972 Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1969
  • Time period: 1972
  • Collection date: 1969-05
  • Collection date: 1972-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Participants in adult education who were respondents in the Current Population Surveys in 1969 and 1972.
National probability sample. Respondents 17 years of age and older were included, because the limit for compulsory school attendance in most states is 16 years of age in 1969 and 1972.
2006-01-18 File CB2288.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2003-02-06 New record layouts and SAS and SPSS data definition statements were created and added to the collection. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2288 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02288.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15