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Title: The impact of institutional context, education and labour market policies on early school leaving: a comparative analysis of EU countries
Authors: De Witte, Kristof ×
Nicaise, Ides
Lavrijsen, Jeroen
Van Landeghem, Georges
Lamote, Carl
Van Damme, Jan #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Series Title: European Journal of Education vol:48 issue:3 pages:331-345
Abstract: This article presents a comparative analysis of the determinants of early school leaving (ESL) at the country level. We decompose ESL rates into two components: a ‘primary’ rate reflecting unqualified school leaving from initial education, and a second component accounting for early school leavers who participate in training programmes. Both may be influenced by structural and policy determinants. We examine how the ESL rate is affected by macro-economic and social context variables such as GDP/capita, growth, poverty, and youth unemployment, as well as system characteristics of the education system (such as legal school leaving age, grade retention, early tracking, and size of vocational education) and the labour market and social protection systems (minimum wages, unemployment insurance).
ISSN: 0141-8211
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Teacher Training, Faculty of Economics and Business, Leuven
Professional Learning & Development, Corporate Training and Lifelong Learning
Educational Effectiveness and Evaluation
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Research Group Education and Lifelong Learning
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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