Finishing school - A right for children's development
Latin America and the Caribbean regional report published in 2012
About 3.8 million primary school-aged children and 2.8 million adolescents do not attend school in the 36 countries that make up the region. In some countries, more girls attend schools than boys; in others, the opposite is true. However, throughout the region, children in rural areas are less likely to attend primary school than children in urban areas. Children who work, children from some ethnic groups and children with disabilities are often excluded from educational opportunities.
This document presents the most relevant aspects that emerged from the study that was conducted for the OOSCI in Latin America and the Caribbean.