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Table 2.

Factors Included in the Computation of Each Participant's High Risk Index, Measuring Poverty and Poverty-associated Risk Factors at Time of Enrollment, with Contributions of Each

Factor and LevelWeighted Contribution
Low Maternal Educational Attainment (Highest Grade Completed) 
10 
11 
12 
  
Low Paternal Educational Attainment (Highest Grade Completed) 
10 
11 
12 
  
Family Income (Per Year), dollars 
>1000 
1,001–2,000 
2,001–3,000 
3,001–4,000 
4,001–5,000 
5,001–6,000 
Father absent for reasons other than health or death 
Absence of maternal relatives in local area (i.e., parents, grandparents, or brothers or sisters of majority age) 
Siblings of school age who are one or more grades behind age-appropriate grade or who score equivalently low on school-administered achievement test 
Payments received from welfare agencies within past 3 years 
Record of father's work indicated unstable and unskilled or semi-skilled labor 
Records of mother's or father's IQ indicate score of 90 or below 
Records of sibling's IQ indicate score of 90 or below 
Relevant social agencies in the community indicate that the family is in need of assistance 
One or more members of the family has sought counseling or professional help in the past 3 years 
Special circumstances not included in any of the above that are likely contributors to cultural or social disadvantage 
Factor and LevelWeighted Contribution
Low Maternal Educational Attainment (Highest Grade Completed) 
10 
11 
12 
  
Low Paternal Educational Attainment (Highest Grade Completed) 
10 
11 
12 
  
Family Income (Per Year), dollars 
>1000 
1,001–2,000 
2,001–3,000 
3,001–4,000 
4,001–5,000 
5,001–6,000 
Father absent for reasons other than health or death 
Absence of maternal relatives in local area (i.e., parents, grandparents, or brothers or sisters of majority age) 
Siblings of school age who are one or more grades behind age-appropriate grade or who score equivalently low on school-administered achievement test 
Payments received from welfare agencies within past 3 years 
Record of father's work indicated unstable and unskilled or semi-skilled labor 
Records of mother's or father's IQ indicate score of 90 or below 
Records of sibling's IQ indicate score of 90 or below 
Relevant social agencies in the community indicate that the family is in need of assistance 
One or more members of the family has sought counseling or professional help in the past 3 years 
Special circumstances not included in any of the above that are likely contributors to cultural or social disadvantage 
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