Code for all individuals who were administered the Education section.
For individuals who are currently enrolled in school, their years of education completed correspond to the class currently attending minus one.
For individuals who are not currently enrolled in school, the years of completed education corresponds to the highest level of education completed.
This is a continuous variable of the number of years of formal schooling completed. It is constructed only if the survey asked number of year of education or highest grade level completed; otherwise, the values are constructed as missing. The years of education that each grade corresponds to varies by country, for example - some countries may have 5 or 6 years of primary school, 3 years of lower-secondary school, while other countries may have 4 years of primary school and 4 years of lower-secondary school,.
For higher education, the grades/years may not have been asked explicitly in the survey questionnaire. In such cases The variable should be constructed based on the following assumptions.
1) If the individual has completed the tertiary education specified, add to years of completed education - 4 years for BA/BSc, 6 years for MA/MSc, and 8 Years for PhD after the completion of secondary education.
2) If the individual has not completed tertiary education or completion cannot be ascertained, add to years of completed education - 2 years for BA/BSc , 5 years for MA/MSc , and 7 years for PhD.
The variable does not take into account the actual number of years required to reach this grade level, in other words, first grade repeated three times only counts as 1 year of schooling.