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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

Woodhead, Martin; Frost, Melanie and James, Zoe (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) pp. 65–73.

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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 (2,906 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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0738-0593
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetDFID, UK; DGIS Netherlands via Young Lives, Univ Oxford
Keywords: access to education; private schools; education for all; school choice; equity; gender; India
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 32553
Depositing User: Martin Woodhead
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 10:27
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 02:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32553
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