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A joint UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)/UNICEF report presents new estimates on children out of school based on an improved methodology. According to the report, one hundred and fifteen million primary school-age children are out of school.
The report, entitled Children Out of School: Measuring Exclusion from Primary Education, presents new estimates and explores the characteristics of children out of school.

Survey data from 80 countries presents compelling evidence of disparities due to household wealth, place of residence and sex.

Based on survey data, more than three times as many children from the poorest households are out of school compared to those from the richest households 38% compared to 12%.

The report provides a single UNESCO/UNICEF source for global and regional estimates of out-of-school children based on an improved methodology and the integration of household survey data.

Download the report (PDF - 3.8MB)

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UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Publication Date 01-03-2006 12:00 pm
Publication Date 01-03-2006 12:00 pm
Europe and North America Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Arab States Asia Pacific