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Profiles of children out of school: Findings from an analysis of household survey data in 21 countries

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The 68 million children of primary school age out of school worldwide are frequently viewed as a group with no exposure to formal education. In fact, this group includes children who attended school in the past, children who will enter school in the future, and children without any contact with the education system. In addition, out-of-school children have diverse personal and household characteristics.

This presentation summarizes the findings of an analysis of household survey data from 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Patterns of school attendance among children of primary and lower secondary age are explored and profiles of OOSC are compared across countries. OOSC are divided into three distinct groups – early school leavers, late entrants, children never in school – and disaggregated by a series of personal and household characteristics, including gender, area of residence, parental education and socioeconomic status.

The quantitative analysis reveals that OOSC share some common characteristics: they tend to be from poor families residing in rural areas, and gender disparities tend to be greater among groups with low rates of school attendance. However, there are also some striking differences, in particular with regard to access to education. Probability analysis demonstrates that in some countries the majority of OOSC will enter school in the future, while in other countries most of these children will stay out of school. The findings emphasize that policies with the goal of universal primary education have to be targeted at specific groups of excluded children to be effective.

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primary education, secondary education, children out of school
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Bell, Sheena. and Huebler, Friedrich. "Profiles of children out of school: Findings from an analysis of household survey data in 21 countries" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493684_index.html>

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Bell, S. and Huebler, F. "Profiles of children out of school: Findings from an analysis of household survey data in 21 countries" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493684_index.html

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Abstract: The 68 million children of primary school age out of school worldwide are frequently viewed as a group with no exposure to formal education. In fact, this group includes children who attended school in the past, children who will enter school in the future, and children without any contact with the education system. In addition, out-of-school children have diverse personal and household characteristics.

This presentation summarizes the findings of an analysis of household survey data from 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Patterns of school attendance among children of primary and lower secondary age are explored and profiles of OOSC are compared across countries. OOSC are divided into three distinct groups – early school leavers, late entrants, children never in school – and disaggregated by a series of personal and household characteristics, including gender, area of residence, parental education and socioeconomic status.

The quantitative analysis reveals that OOSC share some common characteristics: they tend to be from poor families residing in rural areas, and gender disparities tend to be greater among groups with low rates of school attendance. However, there are also some striking differences, in particular with regard to access to education. Probability analysis demonstrates that in some countries the majority of OOSC will enter school in the future, while in other countries most of these children will stay out of school. The findings emphasize that policies with the goal of universal primary education have to be targeted at specific groups of excluded children to be effective.


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