Codes and Frequencies
Most IPUMS data transformations are performed using variable harmonization tables that specify how each value in the source data is recoded. Some variables also require programming logic in addition to the harmonization table. The harmonization documents for this variable are:
EDUCCL indicates the person's educational attainment in Chile in terms of the level of schooling completed and the number of years completed at that level.
Comparability — General
The biggest comparability issue is the fact that Chile modified its educational system in the 1970s. The old system had 6 years of primary and 6 of secondary. In the new system, primary (basic) has 8 years, and secondary (middle) has 4 years. The 1960 sample only has the old system of primary levels, the 1970 explicitly has both types of systems; and in later years only the new system is reported.
The samples report varying types of secondary education person received under the old 6-6 educational system. Each of these is distinguished in the second digit of EDUCCL.
The more recent samples identify types of post-secondary education in addition to university.
The 2002 sample identifies special education.
- Persons age 5+
- Chile: 1960, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002