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„Preparing for Life“ - Ireland

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Since 2007, the „Preparing for Life“ research project has supported parents from pregnancy to the school enrolment of hteir children with early childhood education and care programmes. Parents receive books, developmental toys and training and information regarding their children’s development and health. Different mehtods of evaluation are applied throughout the course of the programme. It is jointly funded by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, [ ... ]  

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Total population
4 775 982

English, Irish (official)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 99%
Male: 99%
Female: 99%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 97%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 91%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 77%
School life expectancy: 16.9 years

Government expenditure
18.6% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia