Experimenting with dropout prevention policies

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This paper concludes that school dropout rates did not decrease significantly in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Dutch vocational training colleges. Colleges could apply for a subsidy on interventions that aim to reduce dropout rates amongst young students that still lack a sufficient degree. All interventions were bottom-up approaches, so initiated by the colleges themselves. The interventions were relatively light interventions for a tough problem. The interventions focused on different elements of the dropout process: one aimed to improve the initial match between student...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Participation; Youth

Keywords: Academic persistence; Barrier; Continuing education; Dropout; Education and training needs; Educationally disadvantaged; Learning support; Research method

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: The Hague, Netherlands: CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, 2019

Physical description: 27 p.

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Series: CPB discussion paper; no. 400

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 139.109

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