Number of underprivileged pupils in primary education reduced by half

05/06/2008 15:00

The number of underprivileged pupils in primary education has been reduced by half since the school year 1995/’96. In 2007/’08, nearly 280 thousand underprivileged pupils attended Dutch primary schools, corresponding to 18 percent of all pupils in primary education (excluding special primary education), as against 581 thousand (over 39 percent) in 195/’96.

The rate of decline over this period was virtually the same for boys and girls. The most obvious reason for the decline in the number of underprivileged pupils in primary education is the increased level of education of the parents.

Underprivileged pupils in primary education

Underprivileged pupils in primary education