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ERIC Number: EJ926644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Who Makes It to Secondary School? Determinants of Transition to Secondary Schools in Rural India
Siddhu, Gaurav
International Journal of Educational Development, v31 n4 p394-401 May 2011
Despite considerable progress made, a significant proportion of children continue to drop out before reaching secondary school in India. This study investigates factors influencing parental decision-making with regard to children's secondary schooling in the context of a rural area of Uttar Pradesh. The study finds that cost, distance to the nearest secondary school, membership in traditionally marginalised social groups, and being a girl child have a significant effect on a child's chance of transition. It also finds that factors influencing participation at the primary level may influence the transition decision, having key implications for education policy formulation across education levels. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India