Supporting the education of children from impoverished backgrounds

This policy brief outlines the education barriers for children from impoverished backgrounds and provides recommendations on support measures that are needed.

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UNICEF Serbia/2014

Highlights

The long-term effects of education, both at the personal and societal levels, are multiple – a higher education attainment level provides an individual with an opportunity for higher earnings, higher productivity and easier integration in the world of work, while society generates higher tax revenues and lower expenditures on social benefits and health care.

States that support maximizing their citizen’s educational attainment levels can count on reducing poverty, increasing human capital, enhancing social inclusion, social cohesion and political stability and earning higher trust of their citizens.

This policy brief outlines the education barriers for children from impoverished backgrounds and provides recommendations on support measures that are needed.

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Author

Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit and UNICEF

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Languages

English

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