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EDUCGN
Educational attainment, Guinea

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      class Educgn:public Editor {

public:
    Educgn(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::gn1983a:
        {
            if (GN1983A_0411() == 99 && GN1983A_0419() >= 6)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::gn2014a:
        {
			if (GN2014A_0425() == 999 &&  GN2014A_0422() == 0)
                a = 0;
		}
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

EDUCGN indicates the person's educational attainment in Guinea in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

The education system structure changed between the 1983 and the 1996-2014 samples. In 1983, it was a 6-6 system split between primary and middle school. In 1996 and 2014, the system was 6-4-3, split between primary (grades 1-6), secondary 1 (lower secondary, grades 7-10), and secondary 2 (upper secondary, grades 11-13). EDUCGN roughly equates the two systems.

Preschool education (3 years) is only identified in 2014. Persons not completing the first year of primary education are regarded as receiving no education, which may underestimate their educational attainment.

The 1996 sample distinguishes between upper secondary and post-secondary technical education, but the 1983 sample does not differentiate them. The 2014 sample only identifies a "professional or technical" level, which is considered as post-secondary since most of these persons reported earning at least a high school equivalent certificate.

The 1983 sample identifies undergraduate and graduate university degrees separately, but that distinction was not made in 1996 and 2014.

The educational attainment question was only asked of household residents (not visitors) in 1996.

Universe

  • Guinea 1983: Persons age 6+
  • Guinea 1996: Household residents age 6+
  • Guinea 2014: Persons age 3+

Availability

  • Guinea: 1983, 1996, 2014