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Attended school after first marriage

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SCHLPOSTMAR indicates whether the respondent continued attending school after her first marriage.


In addition to universe differences and differences in question wording, SCHLPOSTMAR differs across samples in the number of response categories. Some samples ask only whether the respondent continued to attend school after marriage, while others ask how long she continued to attend school.

To maximize comparability, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding, where "Yes" has a first digit of "1." The second digit provides more detail about how long the respondent remained in school, when this additional information is available.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SCHLPOSTMAR is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49 who were attending school at the time of her first marriage.
  • Ethiopia 2016: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married or lived with a partner and who were attending school at the time of her first marriage.
  • Bangladesh: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-W
  • Ethiopia: 2016-W, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W