“In 2019, it was estimated that over 25% of students in secondary education in Brussels were two years behind.”
There are many reasons why people drop out of school. They are mainly personal issues (behavioural difficulties and troubles, lack of involvement in school, delinquency, etc.), family issues (the parents’ approach to education, the quality of the parent/child relationship, etc.), school (class atmosphere, teacher/student relationship, etc.) and environmental (socio-economic vulnerability).
This breakdown has an impact on the individual (unemployment, poverty, physical and mental issues, shorter life expectancy, etc.) as well as on society (loss of income, criminality and vandalism, less intergenerational mobility, etc.). Overall, young people who drop out of school take a less active part in society. A study shows that drop-outs are less likely to vote than people with a diploma.