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Participation in Adult Education [United States]: Current Population Survey, May 1984 (ICPSR 2291)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


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.

Series: Adult Education Surveys Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. PARTICIPATION IN ADULT EDUCATION [UNITED STATES]: CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, MAY 1984. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02291.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02291.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adult education, continuing education, demographic characteristics, educational background, employment, households, labor force, population characteristics

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984-05

Universe:    Participants in adult education who were respondents in the Current Population Surveys.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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Sample:    National probability sample.

Data Source:

United States Department of Commerce. 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2003-04-25


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