Table 1

Descriptive information on the data sources

CountryType of dataFollow-up periodNumber of person years at riskEducational level (%)
Lower secondary or lessUpper secondaryPost secondary
FinlandLongitudinal1990–20002260614347.230.921.8
SwedenLongitudinal1991–20003613733837.343.719.0
NorwayLongitudinal1990–20001666684730.249.420.4
DenmarkLongitudinal1996–20001195962943.136.020.9
BelgiumLongitudinal1991–19952234953361.621.916.5
SwitzerlandLongitudinal1990–20002366317728.156.015.9
TurinLongitudinal1991–2001414754870.620.48.9
BarcelonaLongitudinal1992–2001673331068.015.216.8
Madrid regionLongitudinal1996–1997321609863.318.917.8
Basque regionLongitudinal1996–2001542610767.218.414.4
SloveniaLongitudinal1991–2000859896745.543.211.2
HungaryCS unlinked1999–20021792666860.425.913.7
Czech RepublicCS unlinked1999–20032218165559.529.111.4
PolandCS unlinked2001–20034767375653.234.512.3
LithuaniaCS unlinked2000–2002443650822.559.518.0
EstoniaCS unlinked1998–2002295076523.358.018.7
  • CS, Cross-sectional.