Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE)

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Lenaerts, K., Kilhoffer, Z. & Silva, A. (2018). Preventive, intervention and compensatory measures aimed at reducing early school leaving: Exploring the possibilities of performing a cost-benefit analysis. Antwerp, Belgique : CEPS.


Within this publication, the focus is on the costs and benefits associated with preventive, intervention and compensatory measures of early school leaving examined in RESL.eu. It explores possibilities of performing a cost-benefit analysis within the context of the RESL.eu project. Cost-benefit analysis is a methodology that is commonly used to inform decision-making, either before a measure or policy is adopted or, at a later stage, to evaluate whether it is worth continuing. The rationale for exploring the possibilities of doing a cost-benefit analysis here is that early school leaving has become a policy priority, in light of the Europe 2020 benchmark. Informing researchers on how to proceed with a cost- benefit analysis with a view to formulate policy recommendations is, therefore, a valuable exercise. The aim of the report was to clarify how researchers could approach cost-benefit analysis in the early school leaving context, not to perform such an analysis. Despite the rich data collected in RESL.eu, a substantial amount of data that would be needed for a cost-benefit analysis is missing. Moreover, even if such data would be available, performing a cost-benefit analysis would remain a highly com- plicated task that would exceed the remit of this project. Therefore, the report’s aim is to equip re-searchers and policy-makers with the knowledge needed to do so.


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Adresse civique

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
90, avenue Vincent d'Indy
Pavillon Marie-Victorin – C-536
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2S9

Adresse postale

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE – C-543
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7