Hello, yrschl indicates a person’s educational attainment in terms of years of schoolings completed, while educbr indicates a person’s educational attainment in terms of level attained (primary, secondary,…) and years of schooling completed within that level. Yet, I find some inconsistencies between these two variables.
For instance, in 1980 : there are people for whom yrschl indicates « some primary » (91), « some secondary »(93) or « some tertiary »(94) while educbr indicates « None, or never attended school » (0).
Another example, in 1991 : there are people for whom yrschl indicates 4 to 11 years of schooling while educbr indicates «Primary, Grade 3 » (2130) which corresponds to 3 years of schooling, be it under the old or new Brazilian educational systems.
My question then is how to fix these inconsistencies. Right now, I have two possible solutions in mind : a) dropping the inconsistent observations ; b) using only educbr because it is supposed to respect respondents’ answers ; while yrschl was inferred from educbr as well other variables and thus appears to me more prone to errors.
A last question : How do you advise treating “illogical” responses for edubr (eg. persons indicating that they completed ninth grade primary though primary stops at eighth grade )? I don’t know whether to treat them as having attained primary or secondary.
Thank you for your help.