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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

Education
Maribel García Gracia and Albert Sánchez-Gelabert, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

Education
Carmen Voces and Miguel Caínzos, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

In Spain, 20% of workers are overeducated for the job functions that they perform. This study analyses how this situation reduces satisfaction in the employment sphere.

Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

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Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

Education
Marisa Hidalgo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide;Marianna Battaglia, Universidad de Alicante

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

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Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

Antonio Di Paolo and Alessia Matano, AQR-IREA, University of Barcelona

Is it possible to secure better employment by working prior to obtaining a university qualification? This analysis shows that it is, but only if the job is related to the degree’s content.

Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

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Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

Javier Mato Díaz, Ángel Alonso Domínguez, Rosario González Arias and Israel Escudero Castillo, Universidad de Oviedo

Is the Learning and Performance Improvement Programme (PMAR) effective for the prevention of early school leaving? According to this study, participating in the PMAR increases the probability of obtaining an ESO qualification by 12%.

Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

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Where is education heading? In this section the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” presents a series of indicators are presented that are key to understanding the situation of education in our society. The majority have been built using data from international databases such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the PISA Report, among others.