early leavers from education and training

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Early leaver from education and training, previously named early school leaver, refers to a person aged 18 to 24 who have completed, at most, lower secondary education and who is no longer involved in any further education or training. The indicator 'early leavers from education and training' is expressed as a percentage of the people aged 18 to 24 with such criteria out of the total population aged 18 to 24.

The indicator is calculated with reference to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) data. The 'early leavers from education and training' statistical indicator is then calculated by dividing the number of early leavers from education and training, as defined above, by the total population of the same age group in the Labour Force Survey.

Original source: Glossary of the Eurostat Statistics Explained.

If you are interested in the country context and statistical analysis in different aspects, have a look at into our short reports on the basis of the ESLplus Interactive statistics module. 

  • ESL-rate by countries
  • Gender differences
  • Labour status differences

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