How Demographic Change Affects Education?
Keywords: demography, educational statistics, school network, rural schools, immigration
In Germany, demographic change has had far-reaching effects regarding the education
system. Particularly in rural, non-urban areas, the existing netwwork of schools is at risk
– most of all, this concerns vocational education and training schools. Even more striking,
however, are the consequences regarding the qualification of young people because a
generation of “baby boomers” needs to be replaced by a low-birthrate generation while
at the same time the labour market demands higher qualification levels. Moreover, a
growing number of students are from immigrant backgrounds and/or from
disadvantaged families: they represent the potential that would still allow for increases
in qualification levels.
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