Vocational Education [United States]: Survey of Characteristics of Students in Noncollegiate Postsecondary Schools, 1980-1981

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Vocational Education Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
career goals; career planning; educational programs; postsecondary education; school enrollments; students; vocational education; vocational schools
  • Abstract

    This survey was designed to collect data on students currently enrolled in occupational programs in public and private noncollegiate postsecondary schools in the United States and Puerto Rico. Data were collected on students' age, sex, racial/ethnic background, current employment, future educational and employment plans, and parental background.
  • 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
  • 1980 / 1981
    Time period: 1980--1981
Geographic Coverage
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Students attending occupational programs in public and private noncollegiate postsecondary schools in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The sample of schools was chosen from the 1980 Postsecondary Career School Survey and consists of 404 public and private noncollegiate postsecondary schools and a total of 7,977 students.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook and data collection instrument are provided 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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2373 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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