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9th Edition

David R. Anderson + 4 others

Publisher: South-Western College Pub

ISBN: 9780357045435

Chapter 1, Problem 9SE

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College-Educated Workers. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a Pew Research study showed that the percentage of employed individuals ages 25–29 who are college educated is at an all-time high. The study showed that the percentage of employed individuals aged 25–29 with at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016 was 40%. In the year 2000, this percentage was 32%, in 1985 it was 25%, and in 1964 it was only 16% (Pew Research website).

- a. What is the population being studied in each of the four years in which Pew has data?
- b. What question was posed to each respondent?
- c. Do responses to the question provide categorical or quantitative data?

**a.**

To determine

Identify the population studied in the four years.

The given study showed that only 16% of employed individuals in the age group of 25 to 29 had a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in 1964, whereas the value was 25%, 32% and 40% respectively, in the years 1985, 2000 and 2016, in Country U.

*Population:*

The population is defined ...

**b.**

To determine

Identify the question posed to each individual.

**c.**

To determine

Identify the responses to the question posed to each individual as categorical or quantitative data.

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