Report: Ireland third in children of 'poorly educated parents' earning degrees
on 11/09/2012 11:19:52
That is according to the OECD's Education at a Glance report published this morning.
It found that children in Australia, Finland, Ireland and Sweden whose parents aren't highly educated are still likely to get a degree.
But in Italy, Portugal, Turkey and the United States, more than 40% of young people from low educational backgrounds have not completed upper secondary education, and less than 20% have attained third level qualifications.
The report also found those with a higher education have done better throughout the recession than those with less education.