• Report

Issues related to estimating the home-schooled population in the United States with national household survey data. Technical report (NCES 2000-311)

Citation

Henke, R., Kaufman, P., Broughman, S. P., & Chandler, K. (2000). Issues related to estimating the home-schooled population in the United States with national household survey data. Technical report (NCES 2000-311). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This report compares two studies that have yielded disparate estimates of the rate of home schooling in the United States. The analysis focuses on the methodology used in the 1996 National Household Education Survey and the 1994 Current Population Survey, with particular emphasis on potential sources of error in estimating the home-schooled population.