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Age of primary education enrollment [message #26889] Tue, 16 May 2023 16:21 Go to next message
rjing is currently offline  rjing
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I am new to DHS and currently I am working on a project on global education. May I know by any chance if I can get the age of starting primary education for each participants? Or if this info is available for a subgroup of participants?

I can compute this age for populations who are 'still in school' using age_at_survey - education_single_years, but can I have this for all participants?

Any feedback is appreciated! Thank you!

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Re: Age of primary education enrollment [message #26891 is a reply to message #26889] Wed, 17 May 2023 09:34 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

The age at which a respondent started school is not a standard variable in DHS surveys. I don't know of any DHS survey in which the question has been asked.
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