Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Cross-Sectional

Variable Name 

mateduc

Categories

SES and Cognitive Resources

Maternal education
Years of education completed by mother

Maternal years of education is self-reported by the participants. Participants are asked about the number of years of education completed by their mother:

What was the highest grade or year of regular school your mother completed?
[Number of years]

If the exact number is not known, participants are asked the following supplemental question to help estimate a value for years of education:

Would you say that she had no schooling, a few years, finished grammar school, had any high school, or any college?

Response choices for supplemental question:

Response Estimate (in years of education)
No schooling 0
A few years 3
Finished grammar school 8
Any high school 10
Any college 15

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