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EDUCUY
Educational attainment, Uruguay

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      class Educuy:public Editor {

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

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::uy1975a:
        {
            if (UY1975A_0433() == 99999 && UY1975A_0404() < 6)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1985a:
        {
            if (UY1985A_0432() == 0 && UY1985A_0403() < 6)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1996a:
        {
            if (UY1996A_0456() == 999 && UY1996A_0402() < 3)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy2006a:
        {
            if (UY2006A_0463() == 0) {
                if (UY2006A_0450() == 1)
                    a = 210;
                if (UY2006A_0450() == 2)
                    a = 211;
                if (UY2006A_0450() == 3)
                    a = 212;
                if (UY2006A_0450() == 4)
                    a = 213;
                if (UY2006A_0450() == 5)
                    a = 214;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 1)
                    a = 701;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 2)
                    a = 702;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 3)
                    a = 703;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 4)
                    a = 704;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 5)
                    a = 705;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 6)
                    a = 706;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 7)
                    a = 707;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 8)
                    a = 708;
                if (UY2006A_0451() == 98)
                    a = 710;
                if (UY2006A_0452() == 1)
                    a = 601;
                if (UY2006A_0452() == 2)
                    a = 602;
                if (UY2006A_0452() == 3)
                    a = 603;
                if (UY2006A_0452() == 4)
                    a = 604;
                if (UY2006A_0452() == 5)
                    a = 605;
                if (UY2006A_0452() == 6)
                    a = 606;
                if (UY2006A_0452() == 98)
                    a = 607;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 1)
                    a = 801;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 2)
                    a = 802;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 3)
                    a = 803;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 4)
                    a = 804;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 5)
                    a = 805;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 6)
                    a = 806;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 8)
                    a = 806;
                if (UY2006A_0453() == 98)
                    a = 807;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 1)
                    a = 301;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 2)
                    a = 302;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 3)
                    a = 303;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 4)
                    a = 304;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 5)
                    a = 305;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 6)
                    a = 306;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 7)
                    a = 308;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 9)
                    a = 308;
                if (UY2006A_0454() == 98)
                    a = 308;
                if (UY2006A_0455() == 1)
                    a = 301;
                if (UY2006A_0455() == 2)
                    a = 302;
                if (UY2006A_0455() == 3)
                    a = 303;
                if (UY2006A_0455() == 4)
                    a = 304;
                if (UY2006A_0455() == 5)
                    a = 305;
                if (UY2006A_0455() == 6)
                    a = 306;
                if (UY2006A_0456() == 1)
                    a = 401;
                if (UY2006A_0456() == 2)
                    a = 402;
                if (UY2006A_0456() == 3)
                    a = 403;
                if (UY2006A_0457() == 1)
                    a = 401;
                if (UY2006A_0457() == 2)
                    a = 402;
                if (UY2006A_0457() == 3)
                    a = 403;
                if (UY2006A_0458() == 4)
                    a = 411;
                if (UY2006A_0458() == 5)
                    a = 412;
                if (UY2006A_0458() == 6)
                    a = 413;
                if (UY2006A_0459() == 1)
                    a = 561;
                if (UY2006A_0459() == 2)
                    a = 562;
                if (UY2006A_0459() == 3)
                    a = 563;
                if (UY2006A_0459() == 4)
                    a = 564;
                if (UY2006A_0459() == 5)
                    a = 565;
                if (UY2006A_0459() == 6)
                    a = 566;
                if (UY2006A_0460() == 4)
                    a = 411;
                if (UY2006A_0460() == 5)
                    a = 412;
                if (UY2006A_0460() == 6)
                    a = 413;
                if (UY2006A_0461() == 1)
                    a = 501;
                if (UY2006A_0461() == 2)
                    a = 502;
                if (UY2006A_0461() == 3)
                    a = 503;
                if (UY2006A_0461() == 4)
                    a = 504;
                if (UY2006A_0461() == 5)
                    a = 505;
                if (UY2006A_0465() == 1)
                    a = 402;
                if (UY2006A_0465() == 2)
                    a = 403;
                if (UY2006A_0465() == 3)
                    a = 404;
                if (UY2006A_0465() == 4)
                    a = 412;
                if (UY2006A_0465() == 5)
                    a = 413;
                if (UY2006A_0465() == 6)
                    a = 414;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 1 && UY2006A_0469() == 1)
                    a = 562;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 2 && UY2006A_0469() == 1)
                    a = 563;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 3 && UY2006A_0469() == 1)
                    a = 564;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 4 && UY2006A_0469() == 1)
                    a = 565;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 5 && UY2006A_0469() == 1)
                    a = 566;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 6 && UY2006A_0469() == 1)
                    a = 567;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 1 && UY2006A_0469() == 2)
                    a = 412;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 2 && UY2006A_0469() == 2)
                    a = 413;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 3 && UY2006A_0469() == 2)
                    a = 414;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 4 && UY2006A_0469() == 2)
                    a = 415;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 5 && UY2006A_0469() == 2)
                    a = 415;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 6 && UY2006A_0469() == 2)
                    a = 415;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 1 && UY2006A_0469() >= 3)
                    a = 402;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 2 && UY2006A_0469() >= 3)
                    a = 403;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 3 && UY2006A_0469() >= 3)
                    a = 404;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 4 && UY2006A_0469() >= 3)
                    a = 405;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 5 && UY2006A_0469() >= 3)
                    a = 406;
                if (UY2006A_0467() == 6 && UY2006A_0469() >= 3)
                    a = 406;
                if (UY2006A_0470() == 1)
                    a = 502;
                if (UY2006A_0470() == 2)
                    a = 503;
                if (UY2006A_0470() == 3)
                    a = 504;
                if (UY2006A_0470() == 4)
                    a = 505;
                if (UY2006A_0470() == 5)
                    a = 506;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 1)
                    a = 702;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 2)
                    a = 703;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 3)
                    a = 704;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 4)
                    a = 705;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 5)
                    a = 706;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 6)
                    a = 707;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 7)
                    a = 708;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 8)
                    a = 709;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 9)
                    a = 709;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 10)
                    a = 709;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 11)
                    a = 709;
                if (UY2006A_0472() == 98)
                    a = 710;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 1)
                    a = 602;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 2)
                    a = 603;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 3)
                    a = 604;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 4)
                    a = 605;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 5)
                    a = 606;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 6)
                    a = 607;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 7)
                    a = 608;
                if (UY2006A_0474() == 8)
                    a = 609;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 1)
                    a = 802;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 2)
                    a = 803;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 3)
                    a = 804;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 4)
                    a = 805;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 5)
                    a = 806;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 6)
                    a = 806;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 7)
                    a = 806;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 8)
                    a = 806;
                if (UY2006A_0476() == 98)
                    a = 807;
            }
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1975x:
        {
            if (UY1975X_0433() == 99999 && UY1975X_0404() < 6)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1985x:
        {
            if (UY1985X_0432() == 0 && UY1985X_0403() < 6)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::uy1996x:
        {
            if (UY1996X_0456() == 999 && UY1996X_0402() < 3)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

EDUCUY indicates the person's educational attainment in Uruguay in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

Uruguay has a 6-3-3 system, which consists of 6 years of primary (grades 1-6), 3 years of the basic or first secondary cycle (grades 1-3), and 3 years of the upper or second secondary cycle (grades 4-6). Both secondary cycles have general and technical tracks.

Technical education studies not equivalent to the secondary education technical track are also available for primary school graduates. Technical post-secondary studies are offered by the University of Work and a variety of other institutions. Teacher training is available at teaching institutes and schools and usually takes 4 years of study. Entrance to university requires completion of the upper or second secondary cycle. It includes associate, bachelor (usually 4-6 years), masters, and doctorate degrees.

The variable is more comparable for basic than for post-secondary education. The preschool, primary, and secondary levels include some grades with small frequencies that do not match with the education system and which are coded as "grade unknown." Teaching school is top-coded at 8 years, military/police at 7 years, and university at 8 years for Uruguay 1996, while university is top-coded at 8 years and graduate school at 5 years for Uruguay 2006. The universe for Uruguay 1963-1985 is persons age 6 or older, while it is persons age 3 or more for Uruguay 1996, all persons for Uruguay 2006, and persons age 4 or more for Uruguay 2011.

Uruguay 1963 has additional categories for Agrarian and Industrial education, which mainly correspond to courses taught at the University of Work and some other institutions of equivalent level. The type of education under the "other" category for Uruguay 1963 includes technical post-secondary studies, such as medical assistants, librarians, nurses, midwives, and others.

The Uruguay 1975 and 1985 samples only identify studies pursued at the University of the Republic (which are coded as "university") and the University of Work (technical post-secondary studies), without mentioning other university level institutions. In contrast, other samples simply refer to "university" without further detail. For both 1975 and 1985 samples, "other" is a residual category which should include mostly technical education.

The educational attainment for Uruguay 2006 and 2011 are constructed from two separate questions, one set referring to current school attendance and the other referring to past school attendance. In 2006, we subtract one year for persons currently in school to reflect that they have not completed the year they are attending. The 2011 sample only identifies levels of education (attending or attended) but not grades or years completed within level. For these samples, primary level includes primary special and secondary education includes technical tracks. The technical education category mainly comprises the "professional basic training" or studies oriented to learn a trade. In 2006, persons who attended technical education (in the past) are classified into secondary or technical according to their entrance requirements. The category of "post-secondary non-university" refers to other post-secondary studies (not included in teacher training, technical, university, or graduate), such as military/police, management technicians, therapists, and others.

The Uruguay 1996 sample includes an unharmonized variable to identify persons with technical education at the University of Work (UTU) and other public and private institutions.

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

The number of years of schooling completed is available separately in YRSCHOOL.

Universe

  • Uruguay 1963: Persons age 6+
  • Uruguay 1975: Persons age 6+
  • Uruguay 1985: Persons age 6+
  • Uruguay 1996: Persons age 3+
  • Uruguay 2006: All persons
  • Uruguay 2011: Persons age 4+

Availability

  • Uruguay: 1963, 1975, 1985, 1996, 2006, 2011