15 November 2020
by Ellen Hazelkorn

Have too many people been left behind, post-secondary?

Recent decades have seen significant policy success on increasing the numbers of young people attending and successfully completing higher education.

According to Education at a Glance 2020, across OECD countries 45% of 25- to 34-year-olds have participated in tertiary education compared with only 28.4% of 55- to 64-year-olds – although this varies across countries. This is likely to increase to 49% over the next few years.

Despite costs associated with participation, people with a tertiary qualification do better in the labour market and in life-chances over the longer term.

But what about the other 50% – have we given as much attention to (young) people who do not attend higher education?

You can read the full blog post at University World News.