School Skipping

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Description

Data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health on the frequency with which individuals skip school and other covariates.

Usage

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data("skipping")

Format

A data frame with 252 observations on the following 6 variables.

income

Reported household income, where 1 means < $20k; 2 means >= $20k and < $50k; 3 means >= $50k and < $75k; 4 means >= $75k.

irsex

Gender; 1 is male and 2 is female.

educatn2

Grade in school (see details).

schdskip

Reported number of school days skipped out of the past 30.

wrkhrsw2

Reported number of hours worked in the past week.

anyskip

A binary version of schdskip, signifying whether the respondent skipped any days of school out of the past 30.

Details

Variable names match those from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, so more details can be obtained from the survey codebook. Missing data codes have been changed to NA. Additionally, the educatn2 has been recoded to generally match the actual grade in which the respondent is enrolled. The only exceptions to this are that 14 means the second and third years in college, and 15 means the fourth or higher year in college.

Source

Obtained from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu.

References

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2010. ICPSR32722-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-12-05. doi:10.3886/ICPSR32722.v1

Examples

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data("skipping", package="smdata")