English title: The International Standard Classification of Education 1997: challenges in the application to national data and the implementation in cross-national surveys
Author(s): Silke L. Schneider - Irena Kogan -
Type: Book chapter
This introductory chapter to the edited volume "The International Standard Classification of Education: An Evaluation of Content and Criterion Validity for 15 European Countries" introduces the ISCED-97 in some detail and synthesizes the results from the 15 country chapters. In terms of criterion validation, the distribution of educational attainment as measured by the ISCED-97 found in the EU-LFS is compared with distributions the authors individually derive from national education variables in national (usually labour force) surveys in the single country chapters. The reproducibility of the ISCED distributions found in the EU-LFS by recoding "indigenous" education variables in national data sets is positive overall, but with some exceptions. The core problems in the application of the ISCED-97 can be divided into three areas: 1) conceptual limitations of the ISCED-97 itself, 2) difficulties in the application of the ISCED to actual educational qualifications in the countries, and 3) constricted implementation in cross-national surveys.
From page no: 13
To page no: 46
Anthology: The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED-97): An Evaluation of Content and Criterion Validity for 15 European Countries