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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

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French Equivalent: Niveau de formation

Definition:
Educational attainment is defined as the highest grade completed within the most advanced level attended in the educational system of the country where the education was received. Some countries may also find it useful to present data on educational attainment in terms of the highest grade attended.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.153.

Cross References:
Level of education

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003