Dropout prevention measures in the Netherlands, anevaluation
Kristof De Witte
TIER, Maastricht UniversityKapoenstraat 2, 6200 MaastrichtandKU LeuvenNaamsestraat 693000 Leuven, Belgium
So…e J. Cabus
TIER, Maastricht UniversityKapoenstraat 2, 6200 MaastrichtApril 26, 2010
In line with the Lisbon Agenda, set by the European Council in the year 2000,European governments formulated ambitious plans to half the level of early school leaversby 2012. This paper outlines the dropout prevention measures in the Netherlands andanalyzes their e¤ect at both the individual level and school level. Using a panel probitmodel, we …nd little in‡uence of policy at the individual level. By means of quantileregressions, we observe that schools with a relatively high dropout rate bene…t the mostfrom dropout prevention measures.
: E¤ectiveness, Dropout prevention, Secondary education, Logit, Quan-tile regression
: I21, C35
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We would like to thank Wim Groot, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink, Chris van Klaveren, MartonCsillag, participants of the TIER seminar at the University of Groningen, members of the ’feedback committee’at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences and ’The Scienti…c Review Commission’ at NICISInstitute for insightful comments.