Data Dictionary: Census 2000
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Survey: Census 2000
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Social Explorer
Universe: Black or African American Civilian Population 16 to 19 years
Variable Details
T61. School Dropout Rate For The Population 16 To 19 Years (Black Or African American Alone)
Universe: Black or African American Civilian Population 16 to 19 years
T061_003 High school graduate, or enrolled (in school)
Aggregation method:
Addition
Formula used to compute this variable:
Return_Value = SF3:P149B009 - SF3:P149B019
Variables used in the formula:
Black or African American alone population 16 to 19 years: Civilian
Black or African American alone population 16 to 19 years: Civilian: Not enrolled in school: Not high school graduate
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
School Enrollment and Employment Status
Tabulation of data on school enrollment, educational attainment, and employment status for the population 16 to 19 years old allows for calculating the proportion of people 16 to 19 years old who are not enrolled in school and not high school graduates ("dropouts") and an unemployment rate for the "dropout" population. Definitions of the three topics and descriptions of the census items from which they were derived are presented in "Educational Attainment," "Employment Status," and "School Enrollment and Type of School."

Comparability
The tabulation of school enrollment by employment status is similar to that published in 1980 and 1990 census reports. The 1980 census tabulation included a single data line for armed forces; school enrollment, educational attainment, and employment status data were shown for the civilian population only. In 1970, a tabulation was included for 16 to 21 year old males not attending school.

Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
Black or African American
A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "Black, African Am., or Negro," or provide written entries such as African American, Afro-American, Kenyan, Nigerian, or Haitian.