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EDRECODE
Years of education, recode

Description

For persons age five and older, EDRECODE reports the highest level of education at entry into the MEPS. EDRECODE was created to relate the 2011 and earlier MEPS education variables, EDUCYR and HIDEG, with the education variable used from 2011 through 2014, EDUYRDG. Each participant has a valid value for either EDUCYR and HIDEG or EDUYRDG, but not both, and each participant has a valid value in EDRECODE.

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Comparability

For 2011 and 2012, EDRECODE offers each year of education before high school diploma or GED separately. Beginning in 2013, these categories are collapsed into "Less than/equal to 8th grade" and "9-12th grade, No diploma."

Universe

  • 2011: Persons age 5+ who are in their 5th (Panel 15) or 3rd (Panel 16) round interview and who are new RU members.
  • 2012: Persons age 5+ who are in their 3-5th interview round (Panel 16) or any interview round (Panel 17) and who are new RU members.
  • 2013: Persons age 5+.
  • 2014: Persons age 5+ who are in their 1-4th interview round (Panel 18) or 1-2 interview round (Panel 19)
  • 2015: Persons age 5+ who are in their 1-2nd interview round and who are in Panel 19.

Availability

  • 2011-2015

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