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French Equivalent: Diplômes de fin d'études

Educational qualifications are the degrees, diplomas, certificates, professional titles and so forth that an individual has acquired whether by full-time study, part-time study or private study, whether conferred in the home country or abroad, and whether conferred by educational authorities, special examining bodies or professional bodies.

The acquisition of an educational qualification therefore implies the successful completion of a course of study or training programme.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.164.

Cross References:
Level of education

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003