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ERIC Number: ED508748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-0-9018-8141-4
School Choice for the Poor? The Limits of Marketisation of Primary Education in Rural India. CREATE Pathways to Access. Research Monograph No. 23
Harma, Joanna
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In recent years India has seen an explosion in low-fee private (LFP) schooling aimed at the poorer strata of society. This marketisation of primary education is a reaction to the well-documented failings of the government system. This paper looks at LFP schooling in one rural district of Uttar Pradesh, and compares government to low cost private schools in this area. It explores whether LFPs are affordable to the rural poor and marginalised by examining the key factors in parental decision making and ultimately discovering whether equity considerations are served. CREATE's zones of exclusion model is appended. (Contains 17 footnotes, 23 tables, and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE)
Identifiers - Location: India