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Why repeated grade: Too immature

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For sample children ages 5-17 who have ever repeated a grade, GRADREPIMMAT reports if the reason the sample child repeated a grade is because she/he was immature or acted too young.

GRADREPIMMAT 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 to 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 in ungraded school (or for whom it was unknown if they were in school or on vacation or for whom grade was unknown), and who repeated a grade.


  • 1988