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dc.identifier.citationEarly school leaving and wellbeing in Malta and beyond : a statistical analysis. San Anton Palace : President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, 2015. 9789995788117en_GB
dc.description.abstractEarly school leaving is a complex educational, economic, and social issue with significant negative consequences for individuals, societies, and national economies. While Malta has been applauded for its fast declining rates of early school leaving, the country is still significantly above the EU average and above the rate of early school leaving in all other EU countries, bar one. Due to inherited educational structures and prevailing social, economic, and labour market conditions, Malta is recently experiencing slower rates in decline of early school leaving and a slight increase in the number of females in the early school leaving bracket. One hopes that recent comprehensive measures included in the Malta National Reform Programme and Education policies of recent years will contribute to the further decrease of the early school leaving rate in Malta, hopefully close to the ambitious target of halving the ESL rate from 20.4% to 10% by 2020. This study aims to contribute to the ongoing analysis, debate, and efforts focused on the reduction of the early school leaving rate by providing relevant evidence for understanding potential links between early school leaving and various aspects of wellbeing. The study also sets out to identify the knowledge gaps that exist in this domain and to prepare background information for a potential second phase of the study, which would focus on conversations with early school leavers around issues flagged by the present study. Ultimately, we intend for this research to prepare the way for future applied studies of early school leaving.en_GB
dc.publisherPresident’s Foundation for the Social Wellbeing of Societyen_GB
dc.subjectYouth -- Social conditionsen_GB
dc.subjectYoung adult -- Social conditionsen_GB
dc.titleEarly school leaving and wellbeing in Malta and beyond : a statistical analysisen_GB
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dc.contributor.creatorBorg, Carmel
dc.contributor.creatorCamilleri, Katrine
dc.contributor.creatorCaruana, Vincent
dc.contributor.creatorNaudi, Marceline
dc.contributor.creatorVella, Mary Grace
dc.contributor.creatorRaykov, Milosh
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