Early school-leaving in the Netherlands: The role of family resources, school composition and background characteristics in early school-leaving in lower secondary education

T. Traag*, R.K.W. van der Velden

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This study explains early school-leaving in lower secondary education in the netherlands, taking into account background characteristics, family resources and school composition factors at the same time. We distinguish four groups of school-leavers: ‘dropouts’ (those without any qualification), those who leave school with a diploma in lower secondary education (‘low qualified’), those who complete apprentice-based tracks (‘apprentices’) and those who continue education and receive a full upper secondary qualification (‘full qualification’). The breakdown into these four groups reveals clear differences in the effects of different factors on the risk of early school-leaving.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalIrish Educational Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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