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MAPPING PARTICIPATION TO EDUCATION IN ROMANIA

Ana-Maria Zamfir and Cristina Mocanu
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Ana-Maria Zamfir: National Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection
Cristina Mocanu: National Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection; University of Bucharest, Department for Sociology and Social Work

SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2017, issue 13, 199-204

Abstract: Education is one of the most important factors influencing income and wellbeing of individuals. Participation to education and its outcomes are spatially patterned. Educational disparities between various social groups who are concentrated in different areas appear at the intersection of their resources (economic, social, cultural, symbolic) and the way the education systems available to them function (Ballas, 2012). The present paper explores statistics on education enrolment, school dropout and education outcomes at county level in Romania, with focus on primary and lower secondary education. Our results are relevant for better informing policies aiming at reduction of early school leaving and improving transition to higher levels of education.

Keywords: Education participation; School dropout; Education outcomes; Educational inequality; Spatial analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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