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Years of schooling, intervalled

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YRSCHOOL2 indicates the number of years of schooling the person completed, categorized into multi-year intervals. Only formal schooling is counted. Courses lasting less than a year are excluded.

The variable is only available for Israel. Most other countries have more detailed information on years of schooling in YRSCHOOL. Information on level of schooling and degree is available in EDATTAIN.

Comparability — General

The variable is comparable across samples, but the modal response drops from 13 to 15 in 1972 to 11 to 12 in the later years.


  • Israel 1972: Persons age 14+
  • Israel 1983: Persons age 15+
  • Israel 1995: Persons age 15+


  • Israel: 1972, 1983, 1995