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What happens after you drop out? Transition to adulthood among early school-leavers in urban Indonesia

Utomo, Ariane Juliana; Reimondos, Anna; Utomo, Iwu; McDonald, Peter; Hull, Terence


Background: The high incidence of young people dropping out of school prior to completing secondary schooling remains a nationwide problem in Indonesia. While it is commonly assumed that early school-leavers will become child workers, in fact little is known about their transition to adulthood. Objective: Using retrospective data from a sample of 799 young adults (ages 20-34) in Greater Jakarta who dropped out of school by age 16, this paper investigates their patterns of activity and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Demographic Research
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.41
Access Rights: Open Access


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