I hope this topic is not redundant, but did not see it covered in the other forum topics. I am trying to select first generation college students, which is defined as students whose parents did not attend a college or university. The problem with my dataset is that the questions are asked separately (in two different variables, I didn't collect the data). 1. What is the highest level of education for your father? 2. What is the highest level of education for your mother?
My questions is: How do I get the combined information from these two variables for each case, since I am trying to identify first generation students?
Thanks in advance for you help.