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  • Albert, Jose Ramon G.
  • Ramos, Andre Philippe
  • Quimba, Francis Mark A.
  • Almeda, Jocelyn P.
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    Abstract

    The Philippines committed to Millennium Development Goals and Education for All (EFA) targets that include universal primary education. However, various data sources, including the Department of Education`s Basic Education Information System and household surveys conducted by the National Statistics Office, suggest that in 2008, a considerable magnitude of children were not in school. A description of these children is provided here as well as that of children who are at risk of dropping out of primary and secondary levels of education. Reasons for children not being in school are discussed, together with the results of an econometric model that identifies correlates of nonattendance in school.

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    Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2012-01.

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    Length: 31
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2012-01

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    Keywords: Philippines; school attendance; school participation; net enrollment rate (NER); out-of-school children; dropouts;

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    1. Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr., 2005. "Number of Children and their Education in Philippine Households," Development Economics Working Papers 22669, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
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    3. repec:phd:dpaper:pn_2010-07_(policy_brief) is not listed on IDEAS
    4. S. Maligalig, Dalisay & B. Caoli-Rodriguez, Rhona & Martinez, Jr., Arturo & Cuevas, Sining, 2010. "Education Outcomes in the Philippines," ADB Economics Working Paper Series 199, Asian Development Bank.
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    1. Albert, Jose Ramon G. & David, Clarissa C., 2012. "Primary Education: Barriers to Entry and Bottlenecks to Completion," Discussion Papers DP 2012-07, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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