Doctorate holders in Latvia
Data on doctorate holders in Latvia are used to acquire internationally comparable information on doctorate holders in Latvia (aged under 70), which have acquired doctorate (in compliance with International Standardized Classification of Education – ISCED 6) in Latvia or abroad.
The information acquired within the framework of survey covered data on educational attainment of doctorate holders (time when and country where doctorate was acquired, field of doctorate), labour status and income.
Concepts and definitions
For the purpose of Survey on Careers of Doctorate Holders – persons aged under 70 which have obtained doctor degree in Latvia or outside it (International Standardised Classification of Education – ISCED level 6-1997). Sample included:
- persons which during Soviet times have become doctoral candidates or obtained doctor degree in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, or anywhere else in the former Soviet Union and which doctoral candidate’s or doctor degree is considered equal to doctorate degree of the Republic of Latvia (excluding doctorate degree obtained in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, which has been awarded for dissertation on Marxism-Leninism, Scientific Communism, history of Soviet Communist (Bolshevik) Party, scientific atheism, soviet law, apologetics of the soviet ideology organisations, as well as for thesis which glorify totalitarian ideology or discredit and/or deny sovereignty of the Latvian Republic);
- persons awarded with the doctorate degree in Latvia after the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Latvia;
- persons awarded with the doctorate degree outside Latvia.
Field of doctorate degree
Average gross earnings [doctorate holders]
Income before taxes in 2006 and 2009, without subtracting mandatory state social contributions paid by employees and population income tax (so called gross earnings).
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data were acquired with the help of sample survey "Careers of doctorate holders" that was conducted in 2007 and 2010. The following information acquisition methods have been used:
- questionnaires (sent and received by e-mail);
- phone interviews (interviewing with a printed questionnaire);
- face-to-face interviewing with a printed questionnaire (PAPI – paper and pencil interviewing).
Within the framework of the survey doctorate holders aged under 70 were surveyed.
Sample frame was formed of the following information sources: database of doctorate holders of Latvian Council of Science; Scientific institution register of the Ministry of Education and Science (list of persons employed in these institutions), database of the Academic information centre; various other information sources on the Internet.
In 2010 – sample included 1500 doctorate holders aged under 70 (response rate – 65%);
In 2007 – sample included 2000 doctorate holders aged under 70 (response rate – 71%).
Data published are final and will not revised.
Data are collected using Classification of Occupations of the Republic of Latvia based on International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08).
A Classification Catalogue has been published in the web page of CSB with classification codes and their explanations.
Contact person on methodology
|Anita||Švarckopfa||+371 673666648||senior expert||Anita.Svarckopfa@csb.gov.lv|