Spain leads the early school dropout rate in the EU, an indicator that expresses the proportion of young people aged 18 to 24 who only high school finished And he is not studying. In Spain reaches 17.9%, almost half that 15 years ago, but well above the European average, located at 11.9%. Only Malta (17.5%) and Romania (16.4%) have similar levels. Within Spain there are significant differences: abandonment is much higher among men (21.7%) than among women (14%), and in the Balearic Islands (24.4%) than in the Basque Country (6.9% ).
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