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Discontinuers are students who enrol in a level, programme, or field of education for one or more reference periods and interrupt their studies for one or more reference periods before successfully completing the programme.

Discontinuers are therefore students who follow a reference period of enrolment with a reference period when they are not enrolled.

Source Publication:
2001 Data Collection on Education Systems: Definitions, Explanations and Instructions, UNESCO, OECD, Eurostat, page 40.

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Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 4, 2006