School attendance

definition

School attendance is attendance at any regular accredited educational institution or programme, public or private, for organised learning at any level of education at the time of the census or, if the census is taken during the vacation period at the end of the school year, during the last school year (OECD, n.d.)

example of use

In Colombia, vouchers are used to increase school attendance by children in low income families in areas which have space in private schools but none in public schools (Welsh and McGinn, 1999: 45).

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