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Educational attainment, Chile

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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