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Israel 1972
Israel 1983
Israel 1995
Israel 2008
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Israel 1972 — source variable IL1972A_0415 — Years of schooling and certificate
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[Questions 1-24 asked only of those 14 years of age or older.]


Considered as schools: studies in evening school, Yeshiva, university, academy of music, etc. Will not be considered schools: courses of under one year, correspondence courses, language courses etc.


[Questions 8-10 were asked of persons aged 14+ who presently study at a school or studied in past, per question 6]


8. How many years altogether did you study at school? ____

If you are studying at present, please include current year of studies. Do not include: kindergarten, an uncompleted year of studies, another year in the same grade, short courses.



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Israel 1983 — source variable IL1983A_0433 — Years of schooling and certificate
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[Questions 1-28 were asked of household members aged 15 years or older]

Education
[Question 8-12]


[Questions 9-12 are asked only of persons age 15+ who ever attended school, per question 8]


9. How many years of schooling have you had? _ _

[Specify] number of years you studied.
If you are studying now -- include current year.
Do not include: a year of studies which you did not complete in the past or courses lasting less than a year.


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11. Question 9 -- explanations: Total years of schooling

[Instructions refer to a graphic of the census form including question 9.]
A. Write the total number of years, including all kinds of school the person attended.
For example: if a person studied in elementary school abroad for 8 years, then studied high school in Israel and then studied in university for 2 years, the total years studied is 14.

B. For persons studying at the time of the census, count the current year as well -- do not count the current year when stopped studying this year.
For example: a person who studied 8 years in elementary school and is about to complete his/her third year of study in a vocational school will write 11 years.

C. The following should not be included in the total of years studied:


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Additional year of study in the same grade (for persons who repeated a year of school).

Unfinished year of study in the past.

Years of study in programs not regarded as school (see explanations for question 8).



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Israel 1995 — source variable IL1995A_0419 — Years of schooling
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Part C: Anyone 15 years and older is requested to fill-in both pages


[Questions 14-38 were asked of people 15 years or older.]


[Questions 15-16 were asked of persons age 15+ who presently attend school or attended school in the past, per question 14]


15. How many years of schooling did you have? Please answer all questions:

If you are currently studying, please include the present school year.
If you didn't study [just] mark X. If you studied write the number of years.

____ A. Elementary school, junior high school: including Heder, Talmud Torah, Khutab
____ B. Vocational or agricultural high school: including yeshiva, high school vocational trend (including vocational yeshiva high school, apprenticeship school, industrial school).
____ C. High School: including yeshiva high school, "Little Yeshiva," and "external" school which prepares for matriculation exams.
____ D. Yeshiva ("big"): with the exception of high school yeshiva or "little yeshiva"
____ E. Higher, non-academic, education such as: technicians' schools, teachers' seminar, nurses' school.
____ F. Higher, academic education: University, Technion etc.
____ G. Other school: please specify ____


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4. Question 15

15. For how many years have you attended the different types of schools?

If you presently attending school -- include the present school year in the count.

A. Elementary school, junior high school
Including: Heder, Talmud Torah, Khutab
Attended (Write number of years) _ _
If not (Mark an X) 1 _
B. High school -- vocational or agricultural
Including: vocational Yeshiva high school, apprenticeship school, Industrial school
Attended (Write number of years) _ _
If not (Mark an X) 1 _
C. High school
Including: Yeshiva high school, 'Small Yeshiva', a prep school for external matriculation exams
Attended (Write number of years) _ _
If not (Mark an X) 1 _
D. Yeshiva (big)
Except for high school Yeshiva and Small Yeshiva
Attended (Write number of years) _ _
If not (Mark an X) 1 _
E. Higher education school, not toward academic degree
Like: School for practical engineers and technicians, qualifying institution for teachers and kindergarten teachers, nurse school
Attended (Write number of years) _ _
If not (Mark an X) 1 _
F. Institution for studies toward academic degree
University, Technion, etc.
Attended (Write number of years) _ _
If not (Mark an X) 1 _
G. Other school, please elaborate:____
Attended (Write number of years) _ _
If not (Mark an X) 1 _

Question 15 includes two questions:

A. What are the types of school attended by the respondent in the past, or currently at the time of the census?

B. How many years did the respondent attend each type of these schools?

There is a list of types of school in the question. The respondent has to refer to each type: If he attended a specific type of school, he should write the number of years he attended this school. If he did not attend a specific type of school, he should mark an X in the box under the title 'If not'.

4.1 Number of school years

Include in the count of years
-- The present school year (to those attending school during the census)

Do not include in the count
-- An unfinished school year in the past
-- Additional school year in the same grade (to those who were not advanced to a higher grade)
-- School years in institutions not considered as 'school'.


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4.2 Types of school

The following table is of types of school and clarifications and comments referring to each type of school.

A. Elementary School. Include also:
- School for special education for handicapped children, children with learning deficiency, etc.
- Heder, Talmud Torah, Khutab

Junior high school. Include also:
- 7th-9th grades


B. Vocational or agricultural high school. Include also
-- Vocational high school Yeshiva
-- Apprenticeship school
-- Industrial school
-- Vocational or agricultural track in vocational school or in comprehensive school
-- Military boarding school associated with a vocational high-school


C. High school: regular (theoretical) track. Include also:
-- High school Yeshiva
-- Small Yeshiva (1)
-- School preparing for external matriculation exams
-- Regular (theoretical) track in vocational or comprehensive school
-- Military boarding school associated with regular high school

Comments on a, b, and c

In some countries in eastern Europe there was no separation between elementary school and high school. In these countries the total number of years in elementary and high schools together is 10 years.

If a person born in such a country, has difficulty dividing the years between the two types of school, write: 8 years in elementary school, 2 years in high school.

The two years in high school has to be written under the type of school he learnt in: Vocational high school or Regular high school


D. Yeshiva (big): (not a high school Yeshiva or a small Yeshiva (1)). Include also:
Hesder Yeshiva [A special arrangement for religious soldiers who combine studying in Yeshiva with their service]

Comments on d

-- A person who has finished his military service in Hesder Yeshiva will write 3 school years
-- A person who is still in service will write the number of years he has learnt till now.
-- Studies in a Kollel (2) will not be counted as school years.


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E. Higher education school, not toward academic degree. Include also:
-- School for practical engineers and technicians,
-- Qualifying institutions for teachers and kindergarten teachers,
-- Nurses school (not in academic track)
-- Film and acting school
-- School for medical technology
-- IDF course for command and HQ, that lasts at least one year
-- Studies in the Open University toward a practical engineer certificate
-- Teknikum, Uchilishe (3)
-- Studies not in academic track in an institution that also has studies toward academic degree (4)

Comments on e.

Higher education school usually accepts students who have finished their high school studies (vocational or regular).

At the end of the studies a completion diploma is granted, like a technician certificate.


F. Institution for studies toward academic degree (including academic diploma). Include also:
-- University, Technion
-- Weizmann Institute
-- Studies toward first academic degree in a college or an institution that grants first academic degree.
-- Studies toward first academic degree in the Open University
-- Studies toward an academic degree in an institution in which there are studies not toward academic degree (4)

Comments on F.

Academic diploma: In order to be accepted to these studies one has to have first academic degree.


G. Other school. Include also:
-- Studies in vocational course that lasts at least one school year.
-- Pre-academic prep school
-- Pre practical engineering prep school
-- School for the Islam religion studies, with no academic track.
-- Other school in Israel or abroad, which does not fit to one of the above.

Comments on g.

Meaning, type of school, which is not included in the previous ones.
You have to write the type of school or its name in addition to writing the number of years.


[Explanation:]

(1) 'Small Yeshiva' is a Yeshiva for students in high school age, in which they study religious studies only.

(2) Kollel is a place for learning orthodox religious studies, for married men only.

(3) Teknikum, Uchilishe: Higher education schools in the former Soviet Union.

(4) Example: A qualifying college for teachers and kindergarten teachers that grants a teaching certificate only and a track that grants teaching certificate and first academic degree.

A person, who has studied in such a college in the teaching certificate track, has to write the number of years under answer 'e' -- Higher education school.

A person, who has studied in such a college in the academic track, has to write the number of years under answer 'f' -- Institution for studies toward academic degree.


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Israel 2008 — source variable IL2008A_0442 — Total number of years of study, including years at Yeshiva
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Questions on education and work
[Questions 43-58 asked of persons aged 15 or older]

43. Have you studied in the past, or are you studying today, in a school (educational institution)?
School also includes university, evening school, courses of at least one academic year, Yeshiva or Kollel.

1 [] Studied only in the past
2 [] Studying today
3 [] Never studied at all (Go to Question No. 47)

44. How many years did you study in all schools (educational institutions)? ____

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Part G: Education

Introduction
This part of the questionnaire deals with the subject of education. The goal of the questions is to receive information on the population's education level and type of education.
The data received will allow us to study, among other things, the distribution of different population groups according to people's number of schooling years in different types of schools (high school, post-secondary school or higher education), how many of them received matriculation certificates, how many received other diplomas, and the number of academics in Israel. The data allows us to analyze the relations between education and people's occupations, or between education and housing conditions, etc.
In addition, the data is used for assessing the population's education resources and for planning education services, such as frameworks for professional studies, adult education, etc.
All questions in this part are addressed at persons aged 15 or more.

2. Instructions for answering questions

b. Number of schooling years
The information on the number of schooling years assists in the study of the population's education level.

Question 6.20 - How many years did you study in all schools (academic institutions)?
Enumerator, please note: if currently studying, include current school year.

- If the respondent is currently in school, include the current school year in the count - even if it is the beginning of the school year.
- Concerning past studies - only include schooling years that the respondent actually completed. For example: You are told that the respondent studied in the past for a year and 7 months in a vocational training course. You need to find out whether the course's length was a year and 7 months (and then count it as two years of schooling), or if the course was longer and the respondent terminated his studies before their end and then count it as one year only).
- Only refer to the actual years of studies and not to the planned years of studies.
Include all schooling years in any type of school, even if there were intervals between them. For example: The respondent studied toward a bachelor's degree at the Hebrew University for one year. At the end of the first year he stopped his studies in order to work. At the end of the year of working he returned and completed another two years toward the degree. In this case, type the entire sum of his years of study - 3.
- Include any schooling year, regardless of whether the studies were conducted during the day or the evening, in Israel or abroad.
- A 'schooling year' does not include: years of studies in frameworks which are not schools (academic institutions), schooling years which were not completed in the past, additional schooling years in the same grade in an elementary or high school.