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How long ago stopped going to school

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For sample children ages 5-17 who have ever attended school and are not currently going to school or on vacation from school, SCHOLSTOPAGO reports how long ago the sample child stopped going to school.

SCHOLSTOPAGO 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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  • 1981; 1988: Sample persons age 5-17 who ever attended school and who are not now going to school or on vacation from school.


  • 1981, 1988