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ERIC Number: EJ1167564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Rising School Attendance in Rural India: An Evaluation of the Effects of Major Educational Reforms
Datta Gupta, Nabanita; Dubey, Amaresh; Simonsen, Marianne
Education Economics, v26 n2 p109-128 2018
We evaluate the impact of educational reforms starting from the mid-1990s in India on the school attendance rate of low-income rural children aged 6-14 compared to ineligible rural children, employing NSSO data from 1983 to 2004/2005. We estimate a triple difference model allowing for differential (linear) trends and find a positive causal effect of school reforms on the school attendance rate of rural low-income children, although somewhat stronger for girls than boys. For both girls and boys in these groups, the increase in attendance rate is driven by the 6-11 age category and by children of scheduled tribe or scheduled caste background.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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