Collection of systematic information on education is a long established practice in Denmark. Since 1910, the Danish Ministry of Education’s annual reports collects information about individual-level test scores in e.g. compulsory schooling. Today, several registers from compulsory schooling to adults continuing education and training stem from administrative education reports. Therefore, for cohorts born 1945-1990, 97 percent of the Danish population has a valid education identifier. For the immigrant population born in the same cohorts the coverage is 85-90 percent. Despite a higher level of missing information on immigrants, the level is still low in an international context.
Vibeke Myrup Jensen, SFI
Astrid Wurtz Rasmussen
|Publiceret i||Scandinavian Journal of Public Health|