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Poverty and Student Performance in Malaysia

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  • Osman Rani Hassan

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    (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya)

  • Rajah Rasiah

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    (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya)

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The objectives of this study are to identify the costs of schooling borne by parents, to assess the extent to which these costs place a financial burden on poor and rural parents and to examine the impact of parental income on student performance. The study surveyed both the rural and urban children in Malaysian secondary schools. The evidence underscores the importance of schooling expenditure and the distribution of the availability of schooling facilities to all. Providing sufficient financial assistance such as subsidies and scholarships for poor students should continue to be very high on policy agenda.

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Article provided by Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya in its journal International Journal of Institutions and Economies.

Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 61-76

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Handle: RePEc:umk:journl:v:3:y:2011:i:1:p:61-76

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Keywords: - schooling expenditure; secondary schools; student performance; Malaysia;

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  1. Ludger Wößmann, 2000. "Schooling Resources, Educational Institutions, and Student Performance: The International Evidence," Kiel Working Papers 983, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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