# Re: st: Basic question about Barro-Lee's education attainment dataset

 From "Friedrich Huebler" <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: Basic question about Barro-Lee's education attainment dataset Date Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:04:30 -0400

```Li,

LP is the share of the total population that attended primary school
for some time. LPC is the share of the total population that completed
primary school. Assume that primary school in a country has four
out of school is included in LP but not in LPC. LP is always greater
than or equal to LPC. Similarly, LS >= LSC and LH >= LHC.

Friedrich

On 9/18/07, Li, S. W. <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
>
> I am wondering if anyone here who has some experience of utilization of
> Barro-Lee's education attainment datasets can help me. I know this is
> not quite relevant to Stata here, but I am going to use Stata to deal
> with Barro-Lee's datasets and before that, I have to have a clear image
> about the relationship among various variables in Barro-Lee's datasets.
>
> In their datasets, there are two groups of variables. one is about the
> percentage of "primary/secondary/higher school attained" in
> total/male/female population. For example, lu (no schooling), lp, ls,and
> lh. Obviously, lu+lp+ls+lh=100%.
>
> The other group of variables is about the percentage of
> "primary/secondary/higher school complete" in total/male/female
> population. For example, lpc, lsc, lhc. Here I only find that the
> attained variables are bigger than their counterparts; lp>lpc,
> ls>lsc,and lh>lhc.
>
> So my question is what the difference between the attained variables and
> the complete variables is. What are their definitions and how to use the
> complete variables?
>
> I found the only clue in Barro-Lee (93) saying that "Complete first
> level: Anyone who completed the final year of primary school (or, in
> some cases, reached the penultimate year of primary school), but did not
>
> Can anyone help?
> Best regards,
> Li
>
> Aberdeen University
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