Year of certificate, diploma or degree completion of person

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on June 20, 2011.

Definition

Year of certificate, diploma or degree completion refers to the year in which the person completed his or her highest certificate, diploma or degree.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

There are no relevant international standards.

Measurements

  • 'Calendar year' is expressed in single years, from the earliest year on the file to the reference year.

    Note: Single years can be collapsed to form larger categories, typically of five or ten years. February 15, 2016 to current
  • 'Calendar year' is expressed in single years, from the earliest year on the file to the reference year.

    Note: Single years can be collapsed to form larger categories of five or ten years, beginning with those years that are five or ten years before a specified reference year.

    Example for 2006: 2001-2006, 1996-2000. April 18, 2011 to February 14, 2016

Relation to previous version

  • Year of certificate, diploma or degree completion of person June 20, 2011 to current

    This is the current standard.

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