New Eurostat figures on social Europe and education
Eurostat has published this 17 July the 1st edition of the “pocketbook” on European Social Statistics. It provides a comparative overview of the latest results for ‘social’ headline indicators available in the Member States. This is an accessible and useful tool with schema and comments detailing figures of school enrolment, tertiary education, foreign language learning, lifelong learning and educational expenditure. The statistics back up for instance the assumption that the higher is the education level, the lower are the risk of poverty. Eurostat also published two articles on youth unemployment and participation in education and the labour market.