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EDUCBO
Educational attainment, Bolivia

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Description

EDUCBO indicates the person's educational attainment in Bolivia in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

The Bolivian samples span three different educational systems, complicating comparisons. To make matters more challenging, the 1976 and 2001 censuses both recorded educational attainment in two different systems. All three samples record responses in the 5-3-4 basic, lower middle, middle education system. The 1976 sample also records responses in the older 6-6 primary-secondary system; and the 2001 sample has responses for the new 8-4 primary-secondary system.

Normal (teacher's) school is coded consistently within technical education, but in 2001 it is specifically post-secondary, while in earlier years the level was not indicated.

Technical education was not identified in 1976. The 1992 sample identifies technical schooling, but does not indicate whether it was post-secondary. In 2001, two types of technical education were recorded: technical degree (identified as post-secondary) and technical institute. Programming is used to separate technical institute education into pre- and post-secondary.

Police and military training are only recorded in 2001. This type of education is considered post-secondary, but there are a small number of respondents with less than secondary educational background.

University (higher) education is identified in each sample, although the year top-code varies across samples.

The 1992 sample recorded a small number of cases with many years of technical and normal school. These were top-coded to 4+ years.

The age universe differs slightly across samples: from age 5 and older in 1976, to 6 and older in 1992, to 4 and older in 2001.

Universe

  • Bolivia 1976: Persons age 5+
  • Bolivia 1992: Persons age 6+
  • Bolivia 2001: Persons age 4+

Availability

  • Bolivia: 1976, 1992, 2001