School Data from Administrative Sources. Primary school data contains information about the characteristics of primary schools nearest to or within each urban cluster; secondary school data contain similar information for secondary schools; and the inspectorate data contain information about the primary school inspectorate that covers each of the 200 clusters. These data were extracted from documents at the Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Education and linked to each CILSS cluster as part of the data collected for the research project on "Economic and Policy Determinants of Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa".
Data collected for the primary schools include the following information: ownership; whether the school has a library; whether there is housing available for the teachers; number of grades; number of classrooms; total number of students enrolled; and number of girls enrolled.
Only urban clusters are covered by the Primary and Secondary School Data Sets. Recall that for rural clusters, information about schools can be obtained from the CILSS Community Surveys. The Primary School Dataset contains 9055 observations and the Secondary School Dataset contains 1129 observations. The reasons for the larger than expected number of observations are primarily two-fold. First, data is gathered for up to three years (1986-88) for primary school and up to four years (1985-88) for secondary schools, per school. Secondly, all schools associated with a cluster — those located both within the cluster and nearby — are listed in the database.