Topics Compulsory education

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Requires children to attend school. This may be a requirement up to a certain age, or to a certain level of educational attainment.


Rights and Duties


children; juveniles; minors

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution stipulate that education be compulsory until at least some level?
  • To what level (or year of age) does the constitution make education compulsory?