Facts and Figures

In recent years, more than 25% of primary school pupils in the four major cities in the Netherlands received over-advice and an average of 12% of pupils were under-advised. Pupils with low-educated parents are more often under-advised than children with highly-educated parents, which has a lasting impact on the rest of their careers (Municipality of Amsterdam fact sheet, 2019). In several European countries, including the Netherlands, equality of opportunity is under pressure and differences in income are increasing (van den Bergh et.al., 2020). Children who start school with a disadvantage have a very long way to go to “catch up”. Adults have the task of helping these children extra. This requires awareness and insight.

By playing and discussing the game IQ110 with each other, you become aware of the social and personal mechanisms surrounding inequality of opportunity. The insights that this yields and the possibilities to influence this contribute to a world with fair opportunities.

On this page you will find a small selection of articles with more information about inequality of opportunity. The data refer, among other things, to the website of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science: equal-kansen.nl

General figures on inequality of opportunity can be found on the Opportunities Atlas of the Social Economic Council (SER). The Opportunity Atlas can be found here.

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