Barro-Lee Schooling Data¶
The standard dataset for working with cross-country schooling data.
Covers educational attainment by [year, country, age group, sex].
How is this constructed?
- mainly from household surveys
- since there are not many surveys for most countries, there is a lot of interpolation
Getting the Data¶
Download Stata files from the Barro-Lee web site.
Each row is a country / year.
Each column is a variable.
Each file is one sex.
Importing Into Matlab¶
Make the Stata file into a Matlab
dataset using Stat/Transfer.
Write a function
var_load_yc_bl2013 that extracts one variable for a given set of years and countries.