Participation in Adult Education, 1972: [United States]

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; states (USA); student participation
  • Abstract

    This survey collected information on participants 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 CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, May 1972 (ICPSR 7935), the adult education survey collected information on types of courses taken, types of institutions or agencies offering courses, reasons for taking the courses, and the respondent's age, sex, and race. These data are related to socioeconomic and demographic information collected at the same time by the Bureau of the Census.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
  • Collection date: 1972
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Participants in adult or continuing education who were respondents to the May 1972 Current Population Survey.
National probability sample.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2289 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02289.v1
  • Okes, Imogene E., Greer, F. Loyal. Participation in Adult Education: Final Report, 1972. Washington, DC: United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Center for Educational Statistics. 1976.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15