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Reason stopped going to school

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For sample children aged 5-17 who have ever attended school and are not currently going to school or on vacation from school and for persons aged 3-17 in the 1994-95 Disability Phase I sample, SCHOLSTOPWHY reports why the sample child stopped going to school.

For more information and related variables, please see GOSCHOOLEV, or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


In 1994 and 1995, this variable is part of the Disability Supplement (NHIS-D) that collects information on disability. NHIS-D included two household interviews: in Phase I all members of sample families were screened for any indication of disability; in Phase II persons with any indication of disability were followed-up for additional information. Phase I includes sensory, communication, and mobility problems; health conditions; activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living; functional limitations; mental health; services and benefits; special health needs of children; early child development; education; relationship to respondent; and perceived disability. Phase II includes four Disability Followback Survey (DFS) questionnaires: one for children, one for adults, one for elderly persons (69 years of age and over) without any indication of disability (also called the Supplement on Aging or SOA; only in 1994), and one for persons with a history of polio.


There are changes in the response categories.


  • 1981; 1988: Sample persons age 5-17 who ever attended school and who are not now going to school or on vacation from school.
  • 1994-1995: Persons aged 3-17 in the NHIS-D Phase I sample who were not in school.


  • 1981, 1988, 1994-1995