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Educational attainment, Slovak Republic

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      class Educsk:public Editor {

    Educsk(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::sk2011a:
            if (SK2011A_0402() >= 1 && SK2011A_0402() <=3 && SK2011A_0409() == 1)
                a = 99;




EDUCSK records the person's educational attainment in Slovak Republic in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

The education system has 9 years of basic education and 4 years of secondary. Basic education has two stages: 4 years of primary education and 5 years of lower secondary, but these two levels are not identified in the censuses. Secondary education is reported in two groups: persons with and without a school-leaving exam. The first stage consists of two types of programs: apprentice and professional. The second stage consists of four types of programs: apprentice, professional, general, and higher vocational.

Higher education includes bachelor (3-4 years) and graduate studies. Graduate studies contain "master's, engineer, doctoral" studies which last 1-3 years and "PhD" study (3-4 years). Graduate studies are not identified in the 1991 sample.

The 2011 sample includes roughly 230 cases of persons under age 15 who claim to have completed elementary. These even include persons in the 0 to 4 age group. We have coded all persons under 15 as "not in universe" to make the data consistent with earlier years. The 2011 source variable retains the original detail.


  • Slovak Republic 1991: Persons age 15+
  • Slovak Republic 2001: Persons age 15+
  • Slovak Republic 2011: Persons age 15+


  • Slovak Republic: 1991, 2001, 2011