Variable ED4 : Currently attending school during the school year (2004-2005

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 4535 (4216.8)
Invalid: 16528 (13208.9)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents) aged 5-24
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Yes 3122 3038 72.0%
2 No 1407 1174 27.8%
9 Missing 6 5 0.1%
Sysmiss 16528 13209
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

For household members age 5-24 years
Literal question
During the (2004-2005) school year, did (name) attend school or preschool at any time?
Interviewer instructions
For each household member 5-24 years of age (this includes those age 5 and age 24), ask questions ED4-ED8, which inquire about school attendance. While the ideal respondent for these questions would be the mother or primary caretaker, any adult member of the household may provide the information. 

Since questions from ED4 to ED8 refer to school attendance, they will have to be adapted to the situation at the time of the interview. All questions should be retained. However, the wording and coding will have to be changed. The objective of these questions is to capture the school attendance of household members in two consecutive school years. In the explanations below, information is provided on how this can be tackled.


Circle the code corresponding to the answer given. If 'Yes', continue to the next question. If 'No', skip to ED7. 

If the interview is carried out during the school year, then the question should be worded to refer to the current school year. If the interview is carried out between school years, then the question should refer to the last school year that has ended.

Take the example of a country where the school year ends in June and the new school year begins in September: If the interview is carried out in July 2005 (between school years), then the question should refer to the 2004-2005 school year; if the interview is carried out in October 2005 (during the new school year), then the question should refer to the 2005-2006 school year.
Generated: MAR-18-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit