Lack of appropriate education for children of immigrants

Other Names:
Educational retardation of migrant children

Belonging to under-privileged socio-economic circumstances, deprived of their traditional cultural support, and in many cases having an inadequate command of the host country's language, the children of immigrants have a disturbing school failure rate.


One report for 1982 cites the degree of failure or backwardness of 60% of the children of immigrants on leaving school to be so serious that they could not be rescued by the educational system.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST