Variable ed5 : Days attended school in last week

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-9
Valid case(s): 12149 (12066.5)
Invalid: 33572 (32810.2)
Minimum: 0
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
8 Interview during school holidays
9 Nowel Holiday
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
Since last (day of the week), how many days did (name) attend school?
Insert number of days in space below.
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.


When asking this question, insert the name of the day of the interview. For example, if the interview is taking place on a Tuesday, ask: "SINCE LAST TUESDAY, HOW MANY DAYS DID (name) ATTEND SCHOOL?" 

Note that the maximum number to be entered here should be '7' and not '8'.
Generated: MAY-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit