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EDUCTR
Educational attainment, Turkey

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      class Eductr:public Editor {

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

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::tr1985a:
        {
            if (TR1985A_0410() == 9 && TR1985A_0402() > 5 && TR1985A_0402() < 98)
                a = 10;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::tr1990a:
        {
            if (TR1990A_0407() == 9 && TR1990A_0402() > 5 && TR1990A_0402() < 99)
                a = 10;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::tr2000a:
        {
            if (TR2000A_0409() == 0 && TR2000A_0403() > 5 && TR2000A_0403() < 99)
                a = 10;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

EDUCTR indicates the person's educational attainment in Turkey in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

The structure of the education system in Turkey changed in 1997:

  • Before 1997, it was a 5-3-3 or 5-3-4 system with 5 years of primary (grades 1-5), 3 years of junior high (grades 6 to 8), and 3 to 4 years of high school (grades 9 to 11-12).
  • After 1997, it is an 8-3 or 8-4 system with 8 years of basic education and 3 to 4 years of high school.

Junior and high school have general and vocational/technical tracks. Higher education has both university and non-university options, including higher vocational, associate, bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees.

The educational categories are comparable between samples, but the 2000 sample has additional categories that reflect the old and new primary-basic education structure.

A harmonized international classification of educational attainment is available in EDATTAIN, which imposes a number of compromises to regularize the data across countries. Conversely, EDUCTR retains the full detail on educational attainment for the Turkey samples.

Universe

  • Turkey 1985: Persons age 6+
  • Turkey 1990: Persons age 6+
  • Turkey 2000: Persons age 6+

Availability

  • Turkey: 1985, 1990, 2000