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Enrolled in Center- or Home-based Head Start

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For sample children who have ever been enrolled in Head Start, HEADSTARTYP indicates the Head Start program in which the child was enrolled: the Center-based or Home-based program.

HEADSTARTYP 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.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1988: Sample persons under age 18 who have ever been enrolled in Head Start.


  • 1988