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Times suspended or expelled from school

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For sample children ages 5-17 who have ever been suspended, excluded, or expelled from school, EXPELX reports the number of times the sample child has been suspended, excluded, or expelled from school.

EXPELX is part of the Child Health supplement, first released in 1981. This supplement includes a number of questions on child's schooling. For more information and related variables, please see GOSCHOOLEV, or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1988: Sample persons age 5-17 who have ever attended school, who are not in school or are on vacation from school or are in/will be in first grade through college senior or ungraded school (or for whom it was unknown if they were in school or for whom grade was unknown), AND who have ever been suspended/expelled.


  • 1988