secondary vs. post-secondary distinctions in vocational quals
On behalf of Lori D. Bougher <lbougher@Princeton.EDU>:
We are looking at the relationship between political interest and education, and we would like to make the distinction between post-secondary (ISCED level 5) and secondary (ISCED level 3) vocational education.
Am I correct in my belief that this is not wholly possible with Understanding Society because, unlike in the BHPS, Understanding Society pools some secondary and post-secondary vocational options. For example, in the qfvoc variable, NVQ/SVQ levels 3 through 5 are pooled, and NVQ level 3 would represent secondary education, but NVQ levels 4 and 5 are post-secondary (at least according to the ISCED). Similarly, there is no distinction between BTEC national and higher degrees.