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COMPULSORY EDUCATION

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French Equivalent: Scolarité obligatoire

Definition:
The legal age from which children are no longer compelled to attend school (e.g., 15th birthday). The ending age of compulsory schooling is thus different from the ending age of an educational programme.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Friday, April 25, 2003