Variable ED6A : Level of education attended

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-9
Valid case(s): 3960 (5168.7)
Invalid: 22463 (21254.3)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 6

File: hl

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


Value Category
0 Preschool/kindergarten
1 Primary
2 Secondary
3 Higher
6 Non-standard curriculum
8 DK
9 Missing
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 this/that school year, which level and grade is/was (name) attending?
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 for the level of school, and enter the household member's current grade. If it applies,  circle '8' for 'DK' ('Doesn't know'). Probe to determine the type of school, particularly to make sure if it is a standard or non-standard curriculum. Then enter the highest grade number completed using '01', '02', etc. If a child is in pre-school or kindergarten, and grades are not used, omit the grade. If less than one grade was completed, enter '00'. Enter '98' for 'DK'.

If the interview is conducted during the time between two school years, the question should refer to the school year that has ended, and you should use 'THAT' and 'WAS' in the question. If the interview is conducted during the school year, the question should refer to the current school year. Note that these questions should capture children who may have been attending at the beginning of the school year, but have dropped out since then. If necessary, past tense could be used to make sure that you obtain information on the level and grade of children who may have dropped out from school during the course of the school year.

Questions ED4, ED5 and ED6 collect information on the school attendance of household members during the current school year (if the interview is conducted when schools are open) or the last school year that has ended (if the interview is conducted between school years). Questions ED7 and ED8 collect information on the school attendance of household members during the previous school year.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit