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GOSCHOOLEV
Ever attended school

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Description

For sample children ages 5-17, GOSCHOOLEV indicates if the sample child has ever attended school.

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

Related Variables

Variables reporting information about current school attendance:

 

  • Sample child is currently attending or on vacation from school: GOSCHOOL
  • Sample child's current grade level, or the grade level she/he will be in if between grades: SCHOLGRADE
  • Sample child attends a special class to get special help because of a disability or health problem: GOSPSCHOLH
  • Sample child attends or needs to attend a special class to get special help because of a disability or health problem: GONEDSPSCHOL
  • Respondent thinks sample child needs special class or help in school due to a health problem: NEDSPSCHOLH
  • What kind of student the respondent thinks the sample child is, ranked within her/his class: STUDRANK
  • How the respondent feels the student is doing in school: STUDPERF

Respondents were also asked about non-attendance:

 

  • SCHOLSTOPWHY: Why the sample child stopped going to school
  • SCHOLSTOPAGO : How long ago the sample child stopped going to school
  • EXPELEV: Sample child has ever been suspended, excluded, or expelled from school
  • EXPELX: Number of times sample child has been suspended, excluded, or expelled from school
  • EXPELTIMDA: Time since the sample child was last suspended, excluded, or expelled from school, in days
  • EXPELTIMMO : Time since the sample child was last suspended, excluded, or expelled from school, in months
  • EXPELTIMR: Time since the sample child was last suspended, excluded, or expelled from school, recoded into intervals
  • EXPELWHY: Suspension, exclusion, or expulsion was for health or behavior reasons
  • SCONFEV: Ever had a non-routine conference with the school to discuss problems the sample child was having
  • SCONFTIMDA: Time since the last non-routine conference to discuss problems the sample child was having, in days
  • SCONFTIMMO : Time since the last non-routine conference to discuss problems the sample child was having, in months
  • SCONFTIMR: Time since the last non-routine conference to discuss problems the sample child was having, recoded into intervals

Variables related to grade repetition in school include:

 

  • GRADREPABSNT: Sample child repeated the grade because she/he was frequently absent
  • GRADREPDIFF: Sample child repeated the grade because she/he moved to a more difficult school
  • GRADREPFAIL: Sample child repeated the grade because of academic failure
  • GRADREPIMMAT : Sample child repeated the grade because she/he was too immature
  • GRADREPOTH: Sample child repeated the grade for some other reason

Comparability

There are no comparability issues.

Universe

  • 1981; 1988: Sample persons age 5 to 17.

Availability

  • 1981, 1988

Weights