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Does growth in private schooling contribute to Education for All? Evidence from a longitudinal, two cohort study in Andhra Pradesh, India
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 33, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This paper informs debates about the potential role for low-fee private schooling in achieving Education for All goals in India. It reports "Young Lives"’ longitudinal data for two cohorts (2906 children) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Eight year olds uptake of private schooling increased from 24 per cent (children born in 1994–5) to 44 per cent (children born in 2001–2). Children from rural areas, lower socioeconomic backgrounds and girls continue to be under represented. While some access gaps decreased, the gender gap seems to be widening. Evidence on risks to equity strengthen the case for an effectively regulated private sector, along with reforms to government sector schools.

Citation

Woodhead, M., Frost, M. & James, Z. (2013). Does growth in private schooling contribute to Education for All? Evidence from a longitudinal, two cohort study in Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of Educational Development, 33(1), 65-73. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 28, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2012.02.005

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