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ERIC Number: EJ782407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Impacts of the Universal Primary Education Policy on Educational Attainment and Private Costs in Rural Uganda
Nishimura, Mikiko; Yamano, Takashi; Sasaoka, Yuichi
International Journal of Educational Development, v28 n2 p161-175 Mar 2008
While some governments in Sub-Saharan Africa have abolished tuition to achieve universal primary education (UPE), few studies have examined the impacts of the UPE policy beyond school enrolment. This study estimates the impact of the UPE policy in Uganda on overall primary education attainments by using data including 940 rural households. We find that UPE has decreased delayed enrolments and increased grade completion rates up to the fifth grade and its effects are especially large among girls in poor households. Yet, schools in Uganda still face further challenges in terms of low internal efficiency and the unequal quality of education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda