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LEVEL OF EDUCATION

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Definition:
Level of education (International Standard Classification for Education (ISCED) one-digit code), which represents a broad section of the education “ladder”, that is, the progression from very elementary to more complicated learning experience, embracing all fields and programme groups that may occur at that particular stage of the progression.

ISCED is a three-stage classification with a coding system for five digits, providing successive subdivisions from level to field to programme group.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Household Surveys, Revised Edition, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 31, United Nations, New York, 1984, para. 15.40.

Cross References:
Educational attainment
Educational institution
Educational qualifications
ISCED

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, March 7, 2003