General Social Survey - Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP)

Certificate, diploma or degree of person, category

Certificate, diploma or degree refers to a certificate, diploma or degree obtained by the person from an accredited educational institution. It also includes educational certificates or diplomas awarded to the person by provincial or federal authorities, such as the journeyman/woman designation or teaching and nursing certificates. The certificate, diploma or degree must be awarded based principally on evaluation of educational attainment and not on attendance.

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

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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