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Home Schooling in the United States: Trends and Characteristics

This working paper uses the October 1994 Current Population Survey (CPS) and the 1996 and 1999 National Household Education Survey to estimate how many children are home-schooled in the United States and predict future growth. The report gives demographic characteristics of those who home school, and while it determines that the numbers of home schoolled students are smaller than earlier studies estimated, the trend is still significant. Six tables, provided in Excel, .pdf, and ASCII formats, cover topics including Estimates of the Number of U.S. Children Schooled at Home (a figure that has more than doubled in five years), Reasons Given by Parents for Choosing Home Schooling, and Logistic Regression of Home-school Status on Background and Family Characteristics.
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Alternate Title Working Paper Series No. 53
Date Issued 2001
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Date of Scout Publication 2001-09-21
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