A Profile of Older Americans: 2002
educational level of the older population is increasing. Between
1970 and 2001, the percentage who had completed high school rose
from 28% to 70% About 17% in 2001 had a bachelor's degree or more.
percentage who had completed high school varied considerably by
race and ethnic origin among older persons in 2001: 74% of Whites,
63% of Asians and Pacific Islanders,***** 51% of African-Americans,
and 35% of Hispanics.
Current Population Survey, March Demographic Supplement,
2001 and related tables on the Census Bureau website; also: "Educational
Attainment in the United States (Update): March 2000," P20-536.)
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