ESCS: PISA index of economic, social and  cultural status (ESCS)

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) index of economic, social and cultural status was created on the basis of the following variables: the International Socio-Economic Index of Occupational Status (ISEI); the highest level of education of the student‘s parents, converted into years of schooling; the PISA index of family wealth; the PISA index of home educational resources; and the PISA index of possessions related to ―classical culture in the family home.

Source: Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002.