Social Exclusion in Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Marshall, Jeffery H.;
Feb 2006
This study provides detailed accounting of the current levels of social exclusion in education and factors contributing to them. It provides a quantitative and qualitative accounting and profiling of social exclusion in education in the region. Drawing from the micro-data of household surveys, it produces a state of the art inventory of indicators and contextual factors intervening in the delivery of a quality education at all levels to socially excluded groups, particularly ethnic and racial minorities and the poor. Included here are detailed analyses of the education profile these populations exhibit relative to other populations, their access to a quality education and the levels of attainment they achieve, and the extent to which specific targeting mechanisms are effective in mitigating structural inequities in opportunity.