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Definition: Educational attainment

Education - ISCED

The highest ISCED level of education an individual has successfully completed. This is usually measured with respect to the highest educational programme successfully completed which is typically certified by a recognized qualification. Recognized intermediate qualifications are classified at a lower level than the programme itself http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/other_documents/isced_2011/UNESCO_GC_36C-19_ISCED_EN.pdf
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), "International Standard Classification of Education - ISCED 2011", Paris, September 2011
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