Data Dictionary: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Data Source: Social Explorer & U.S. Census Bureau - DUALabs
Table: T44. Education [12]
Universe: Population Age 25+
Table Details
T44. Education
Universe: Population Age 25+
Variable Label
T044_001
T044_002
T044_003
T044_004
T044_005
T044_006
T044_007
T044_008
T044_009
T044_010
T044_011
T044_012
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1)-11. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.
 
Years of school completed
The data on years of school completed were derived from the answers to the two questions: (a) What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school he has ever attended? and (b) Did he finish this grade (or year)? Enumerators were instructed to obtain the approximate equivalent grade in the American school system for persons whose highest grade of attendance was in a foreign school system, whose highest (Note: the text in the original document is not clearly visible) graded school, whose highest level of schooling was measured by readers, or whose training by a tutor was regarded as qualifying under the regular school definition. Persons were to answer NOto the second question if they were attending school, had completed only part of a grade before they dropped out, or failed to pass the last grade attended.