Participation in Adult Education [United States]: Current Population Survey, May 1984

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
Free Keywords
adult education; continuing education; demographic characteristics; educational background; employment; households; labor force; population characteristics
  • 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 CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, MAY 1984: ADULT EDUCATION (ICPSR 8461), 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, employment status, and participation in adult education.
  • 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


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984-05
  • Collection date: 1984-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Participants in adult education who were respondents in the Current Population Surveys.
National probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2291 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02291.v1

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