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Participation in Adult Education, 1972: [United States] (ICPSR 2289)

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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.

Series: Adult Education Surveys Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Participation in Adult Education, 1972: [United States]. ICPSR02289-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02289.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adult education, continuing education, courses, demographic characteristics, educational programs, states (USA), student participation

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1972

Date of Collection:  

  • 1972

Universe:   Participants in adult or continuing education who were respondents to the May 1972 Current Population Survey.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   National probability sample.

Data Source:

United States Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEYS

Extent of Processing:  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.


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