Main Survey

b_qfhigh_dv Highest educational qualification

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Datafile: b_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 B_QFHIGHFL_DV

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%

Index Terms

Wave Occurrences