4240.0.55.001 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2012  
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This section describes key data processing and reporting concepts used in the 2012 National ECEC Collection. This discussion describes the interactions and business rules within the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection as they relate to the collection output populations and key output collection classifications. Further terms and definitions are provided in the Glossary. This section also highlights where the collection concepts are reported within Preschool Education, Australia, 2012 (cat no 4240.0).

This section contains the following subsection :
        Linking Statistical Linkage Key
        Identification of Identical SLK Child Records Across Data Sources
        Stages of Linking Methodology
        Linking Within-File
        Linking Between-Files
        Identification of Unique Child Records in the Year Before Full-time Schooling
        Reporting Child Counts

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