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Educational attainment, Israel

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EDUCIL indicates the person's educational attainment in Israel in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

Israel has 9 years of compulsory primary and intermediate schooling. The levels are combined in 1983 and 1995, with more detail available in 1972.

High school offers general academic and vocational/technical tracks. The Israel samples do not distinguish between tracks but identify persons who passed the matriculation (Bagrut) examinations. These examinations are taken after completing high school and are required to enter university.

The categorizations within post-secondary education differ considerably between 1972 and later years.

The unharmonized source variable for 1972 includes extra information on years of schooling and certificate within some categories.


  • Israel 1972: Persons age 14+ who ever attended school
  • Israel 1983: Persons age 15+ who ever attended school
  • Israel 1995: Persons age 15+ who ever attended school


  • Israel: 1972, 1983, 1995