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:
EDUCGT indicates the person's educational attainment in Guatemala in terms of the level of schooling completed.
Comparability — General
Guatemala has a 6-6 system, comprising 6 years of primary school, 3 years of a general cycle, and 2 or 3 years of a diversified cycle (depending on the field of study).
Pre-primary education is only identified in the 1994 and 2002 samples.
Primary education comprises six grades (1st to 6th) and it typically begins at the age of 7 years. Secondary education includes the general cycle (grades 7th to 9th), and the diversified cycle, which lasts 2 years in the areas of sciences and humanities, and 3 years in the areas of teaching training and technical education.
Higher education is defined by the enumeration instructions as university studies or those at higher-level technical schools. In general, the tertiary level in Guatemala comprises technical programs (3 years), teaching training (2 to 4 years), bachelor (4 to 6 years), specializations (up to 18 months), masters (1 to 3 years), and Ph.D. degrees (at least 3 years).
- Guatemala 1964: Persons age 7+
- Guatemala 1973: Persons age 7+
- Guatemala 1981: Persons age 7+
- Guatemala 1994: Persons age 7+
- Guatemala 2002: Persons age 7+
- Guatemala: 1964, 1973, 1981, 1994, 2002