New caritas study: more and more young people without a school leaving certificate

New Caritas study: More and more young people without a school leaving certificate

More than 52,000 young people left school in 2017 without a secondary school diploma. That’s 5000 more than two years ago. Thus, the rate rose nationwide by one percentage point to 6.9 percent. With the Opportunity Study, Caritas focuses on young people who have few opportunities in the labor market.

Caritas analyzes the data of graduates without a school leaving qualification every year since 2012 down to the county level. With a year off, the numbers of the Education Opportunities Study were updated in July 2019.

Result: The rate rose nationwide from 5.9 percent in 2015 to 6.9 percent. The quotas have also risen in the federal states and in most districts and independent cities, albeit at different levels.

Immigration is one of the explanatory factors for the increased numbers. For many of the immigrant adolescents, it is difficult to simultaneously learn the language and to achieve a school degree. The educational background of the young people is very different. In addition, escaped children and young people usually do not immediately get access to the German education system.

Immigration makes comparisons difficult

Due to the extrasituation that has resulted from the immigration of the last years, comparisons between the federal states or also between the districts are difficult: The regulations for the education of newly immigrated children and adolescents are different in the federal states and the implementation in the municipalities is also , In addition, immigration spreads differently among states and counties. Not least, the degrees of immigrants are sometimes statistically different .

In order to assess the results of the Education Opportunities Study 2019 and to understand their effects, it is therefore necessary to look more closely than ever at the local situation.

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