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Changes in definition of years of education over time for Cameroon? [message #23461] Tue, 21 September 2021 14:14 Go to previous message
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I am trying to understand how the years of education in the women's recode is calculated for Cameroon and whether it changed over time. It appears that in the later surveys, classes 6 and 7 are combined (since they currently and formerly mark the end of primary school). However, in the earlier surveys, class 7 is counted as a separate year. Does this mean that in the earlier surveys the women with secondary school have a year "too much" of schooling compared to the later surveys?

One of the side effects of this is that literacy questions appeared to be asked for women with up to 7 years of education in surveys 22, 31, and 44, while it was only up to year 6 for survey 61.

Thank you,

Claus Portner
 
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