Central Data Catalog
XIII Recenseamento Geral da População e III Recenseamento Geral da Habitação 1991 - IPUMS Subset
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)
Portugal Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Minnesota Population Center
April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018
Documentation in PDF
Educational attainment (PT1991A_0414)
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Questions and instructions
[Questions 4-28 were asked only of residents present at the time of the census.]
10. Level of education
 1 Pre-Primary
 2 Basic -- 1st degree
 3 Basic -- 2nd degree
 4 Secondary -- 1st degree
 5 Secondary -- 2nd degree
 7 Post-secondary
 8 Tertiary -- 1st and 2nd degree
 9 Tertiary -- 3rd and 4th degree
Not able to read and write
Able to read and write without a educational degree
Basic - first stage
Basic - second stage
Secondary - first stage
Secondary - second stage
Tertiary - 1st degree (Bac.)
Tertiary - 2nd degree (Lic.)
Tertiary - 3rd degree and 4th degree (Master and Phd.)
Tertiary - 3rd degree and 4th degree (Master and Phd.) - Incomplete
Tertiary - 3rd degree and 4th degree (Master and Phd.) - Attending
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Note: For individuals that reside elsewhere different from where they are staying at 0:00 o'clock of April 15, 1991, end the filling-in of the questionnaire here.
[Applies to questions 4-28]
Question 10: Level of education
The individual must indicate the highest level of education reached, even if he/she did not complete it and whether or not she is attending it.
Pre-Primary -- education level given to children 3 years old or younger and that are not on compulsory school age.
Basic -- 1st degree -- corresponds to the first four years of school.
Basic -- 2nd degree -- includes the fifth and sixth years of school.
Secondary -- 1st degree -- includes the seventh, eighth and ninth years of school.
Secondary -- 2nd degree -- includes the tenth, eleventh and twelfth years of school.
Post-secondary -- includes those situations of old courses of medium degree, like for example primary school teacher, old commercial studies, etc.
Tertiary -- 1st and 2nd degrees (Bac. and Lic.) -- includes bachelor and licentiate degrees
Tertiary -- 3rd and 4th degrees (Master and PhD.) -- Master and Doctor in Philosophy degrees
For individuals that attended or are attending professional courses, we can encounter one of the following two situations:
a) If the course has equivalence with the official education bureau, we assign the education level that corresponds to that course,
b) If the course has no equivalence with the official education bureau, we must assign the education level that the individual had before the course.
This variable indicates the respondent's educational attainment.
Education Variables -- PERSON