Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio, Vol 5, No 2 (2013)

Access to Education - Factor to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion

Madalina Cocosatu


U.E. with the support of Member States identified four key areas as the biggest challenges regarding the inclusion of persons belonging to vulnerable groups, namely: education, employment, health and housing.

One area of particular importance when it comes to social inclusion and combating poverty is education. Access to education is a prerequisite for social integration of citizens belonging to any vulnerable group and the lack of education is the primary means of exclusion from society and a prerequisite for extreme poverty remains captive.

This paper aims to analyze the effects of lack of education and the lack of access causes this fundamental human right that contributes to social exclusion of individuals with profound emphasis on their inability to integrate into the labor market.

The analysis will be based on the concepts of social inclusion and social exclusion, multidimensional concepts that are closely related to the exercise of the fundamental human right to education.


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