By United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Robust Foundations: Early formative years Care and schooling exhibits that call for for early schooling and care is increasing quickly, spurred on by way of better numbers of ladies within the exertions industry and extra single-parent families. whereas in 1975, on commonplace, one baby in 10 used to be enrolled in pre-primary associations; by way of 2004 assurance had elevated to approximately one baby in 3. The file additionally assesses development in the direction of reaching the opposite EFA targets set in Dakar, besides the availability of extra reduction to simple schooling.

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The earlier discussion of intake rates showed that, particularly in Africa, a large proportion of children who enrol in primary school are older than the official age when they do so. The children in this group are ‘not yet in school’ rather than ‘out of school’. Of the children who do not start school at the official age, however, many never enter. While some of the initiatives that are required to entice children who have dropped out to come back to school may also be applicable to this group of children, additional measures are likely to be necessary.

Over 80% of outof-school children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia live in rural areas. The share in some individual countries is even higher: Ethiopia (96%), Burkina Faso (95%), Malawi (94%), Bangladesh (84%) and India (84%). Household wealth. Everywhere, the impact of household wealth on access to education is large for boys and girls alike: children from the poorest 20% of households are three times as likely to be out of school as children from the wealthiest 20%. The impact is particularly large in the Arab States and smallest in Central and Eastern Europe.

Source: Annex, Statistical Table 4. principal indicators of participation in primary education. 5 shows them for 100 countries for 2004. Between 1999 and 2004, the GER increased in each developing country region except Latin America, where it fell from 121% to 118%. The ratio increased from 94% to 110% in South and 200 2 0 0 7 Education for All Global Monitoring Report 26 / CHAPTER 2 P a r t I I . 6 Sources: Demographic and Health Surveys 2003 for Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya , Mozambique and Nigeria; 2001 for Mali; 2000 for Ethiopia and Namibia.

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