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Highest educational qualification ever reported

Datafile

indresp

Derived Variable Note

Current status highest educational qualification. The information is updated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The last highest educational qualification derived variable is fed forward and then updated with new qualifications obtained. Note that not all respondents were ever asked the highest educational qualification question (QFHIGH); the group is mainly comprised of BHPS respondents and Rising 16's who had a youth interview in Wave 1 and were incorrectly routed out of the initial conditions module in Wave 2. From Wave 6 onwards it also includes members of the IEMB sample who provided an adult interview and reported that their highest qualification was obtained abroad (see F_QFHIGHOTH and F_ISCED11_DV). Highest educational qualifications may be picked up through QUALNEW or TRQUAL for these groups but may be additional to pre-existing (potentially higher) unobserved qualifications. The variable QFHIGHFL_DV flags whether a respondent has ever been asked the initial conditions highest qualification question (QFHIGH).

See H_QFHIGHFL_DV

Index terms

Education: Background and attainments, Derived Variables

Wave specific data

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH_DV on data file A_INDRESP
Uses B_QFHIGH_DV on data file B_INDRESP
Uses C_QFHIGH_DV on data file C_INDRESP
Uses D_QFHIGH_DV on data file D_INDRESP
Uses E_QFHIGH_DV on data file E_INDRESP
Uses F_QFHIGH_DV on data file F_INDRESP
Uses G_QFHIGH_DV on data file G_INDRESP
Uses H_NQFHIGH_DV

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9530.13%
inapplicable-8568614.47%
Higher degree138029.68%
1st degree or equivalent2504012.83%
Diploma in he322955.84%
Teaching qual not pgce45331.36%
Nursing/other med qual56711.71%
Other higher degree6500.13%
A level729217.43%
Welsh baccalaureate8120.03%
I'nationl baccalaureate9280.07%
AS level106401.63%
Highers (scot)113620.92%
Cert 6th year studies121180.3%
GCSE/O level13723418.41%
CSE1410612.7%
Standard/o/lower154351.11%
Other school cert167351.87%
None of the above96761319.38%
Total39289100.0%

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH_DV on data file A_INDRESP
Uses B_QFHIGH_DV on data file B_INDRESP
Uses C_QFHIGH_DV on data file C_INDRESP
Uses D_QFHIGH_DV on data file D_INDRESP
Uses E_QFHIGH_DV on data file E_INDRESP
Uses F_QFHIGH_DV on data file F_INDRESP
Uses G_NQFHIGH_DV

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9790.19%
inapplicable-8632515.0%
Higher degree139299.32%
1st degree or equivalent2521312.36%
Diploma in he324415.79%
Teaching qual not pgce45371.27%
Nursing/other med qual56991.66%
Other higher degree6550.13%
A level731497.47%
Welsh baccalaureate8160.04%
I'nationl baccalaureate9350.08%
AS level107091.68%
Highers (scot)113890.92%
Cert 6th year studies121020.24%
GCSE/O level13779518.49%
CSE1411242.67%
Standard/o/lower154831.15%
Other school cert168031.9%
None of the above96828119.64%
Total42164100.0%

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH_DV on data file A_INDRESP
Uses B_QFHIGH_DV on data file B_INDRESP
Uses C_QFHIGH_DV on data file C_INDRESP
Uses D_QFHIGH_DV on data file D_INDRESP
Uses E_QFHIGH_DV on data file E_INDRESP
Uses F_NQFHIGH_DV

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9830.18%
inapplicable-8764716.92%
Higher degree140538.97%
1st degree or equivalent2533811.81%
Diploma in he325215.58%
Teaching qual not pgce45671.25%
Nursing/other med qual57261.61%
Other higher degree6470.1%
A level733757.47%
Welsh baccalaureate8190.04%
I'nationl baccalaureate9450.1%
AS level107241.6%
Highers (scot)114300.95%
Cert 6th year studies121040.23%
GCSE/O level13820018.15%
CSE1412222.7%
Standard/o/lower154891.08%
Other school cert168691.92%
None of the above96872419.31%
Total45183100.0%

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH_DV on data file A_INDRESP
Uses B_QFHIGH_DV on data file B_INDRESP
Uses C_QFHIGH_DV on data file C_INDRESP
Uses D_QFHIGH_DV on data file D_INDRESP
Uses E_NQFHIGH_DV

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9340.08%
inapplicable-8645614.4%
Higher degree138848.66%
1st degree or equivalent2514911.49%
Diploma in he323985.35%
Teaching qual not pgce45941.33%
Nursing/other med qual57491.67%
Other higher degree6500.11%
A level732837.32%
Welsh baccalaureate8180.04%
I'nationl baccalaureate9410.09%
AS level107501.67%
Highers (scot)114641.04%
Cert 6th year studies121050.23%
GCSE/O level13859119.17%
CSE1412912.88%
Standard/o/lower155261.17%
Other school cert169142.04%
None of the above96952921.26%
Total44826100.0%

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH_DV on data file A_INDRESP
Uses B_QFHIGH_DV on data file B_INDRESP
Uses C_NQFHIGH_DV on data file C_INDRESP>
Uses D_QFHIGH_DV on data file D_INDRESP
Uses E_QFHIGH_DV on data file E_INDRESP
Uses D_NQFHIGH_DV

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9510.11%
inapplicable-8722115.34%
Higher degree139658.42%
1st degree or equivalent2521511.08%
Diploma in he325075.33%
Teaching qual not pgce46281.33%
Nursing/other med qual57891.68%
Other higher degree6480.1%
A level733757.17%
Welsh baccalaureate8160.03%
I'nationl baccalaureate9390.08%
AS level107331.56%
Highers (scot)114510.96%
Cert 6th year studies121040.22%
GCSE/O level13895019.02%
CSE1413552.88%
Standard/o/lower155461.16%
Other school cert169752.07%
None of the above961009821.45%
Total47066100.0%

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH_DV on data file A_INDRESP
Uses B_QFHIGH_DV on data file B_INDRESP
Uses C_NQFHIGH_DV

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9800.16%
inapplicable-8824616.6%
Higher degree139727.99%
1st degree or equivalent2535210.77%
Diploma in he325665.16%
Teaching qual not pgce46601.33%
Nursing/other med qual58051.62%
Other higher degree6370.07%
A level734887.02%
Welsh baccalaureate8120.02%
I'nationl baccalaureate9370.07%
AS level106891.39%
Highers (scot)114630.93%
Cert 6th year studies121210.24%
GCSE/O level13920418.52%
CSE1414792.98%
Standard/o/lower155931.19%
Other school cert1610742.16%
None of the above961081121.76%
Total49689100.0%

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH_DV on data file A_INDRESP
Uses B_NQFHIGH_DV

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9990.18%
inapplicable-8998018.29%
Higher degree139727.28%
1st degree or equivalent2568110.41%
Diploma in he327495.04%
Teaching qual not pgce46851.26%
Nursing/other med qual58591.57%
Other higher degree6190.03%
A level737436.86%
Welsh baccalaureate880.01%
I'nationl baccalaureate9460.08%
AS level106621.21%
Highers (scot)114900.9%
Cert 6th year studies121150.21%
GCSE/O level13984818.05%
CSE1416663.05%
Standard/o/lower156641.22%
Other school cert1612022.2%
None of the above961207622.13%
Total54564100.0%

Origin

Uses A_QFHIGH A_QFVOC1 to A_QFVOC15 A_QUALNEW1 to A_QUALNEW16 A_TRQUAL1 to A_TRQUAL16

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-9200.04%
refusal-260.01%
don't know-1930.18%
Higher degree143858.6%
1st degree or equivalent2656912.88%
Diploma in he330756.03%
Teaching qual not pgce47241.42%
Nursing/other med qual59561.87%
A level742528.34%
Welsh baccalaureate850.01%
I'nationl baccalaureate9780.15%
AS level106161.21%
Highers (scot)114910.96%
Cert 6th year studies121440.28%
GCSE/O level131121922.0%
CSE1419933.91%
Standard/o/lower157741.52%
Other school cert1614442.83%
None of the above961415027.75%
Total50994100.0%