Over the past few decades, every President in Peru has proclaimed education as a priority; yet, in spite of recent progress across several indicators, educational outcomes are still on average low, and gaps between students large and closely linked with their individual and family background.
This working paper looks at the education trajectories of children in different stages of life, using data from Young Lives. According to the Peruvian Constitution and General Education Law, education is considered a human right, and all students should have access to a quality service. However, results from this study and others suggest that while there have been important advances over the past 2 decades, there is still a long way to go for this to become a reality for everyone.
Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, following the lives of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) over 15 years. Young Lives is funded by the UK Department for International Development
Cueto, Santiago, Alejandra Miranda, Juan León, and María Cristina Vásquez (2016), Education Trajectories: From Early Childhood to Early Adulthood in Peru, Young Lives Education Country Report. Oxford: Young Lives
Education Trajectories: From Early Childhood to Early Adulthood in Peru
Published 1 November 2016