Special care for children with learning and/or behavioural difficulties
Kosten zorgleerlingen blijven stijgen, terwijl kennis over effecten beleid ontbreekt
This report analyses the reasons for this increase taking into account the impact of related policies.
The increase in expenditures for primary education is closely related to the shift to more expensive forms of special education and the rise in the number of 'disabled' children with a voucher for attending the regular primary school (in Dutch: rugzakleerlingen). This increase is probably due to new policy measures that have attracted new 'disabled' children without binding financial constraints.
Finally, information about the effectiveness of policies for 'disabled' children in terms of prospects or net social returns is hardly available.
This publication is in Dutch.