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Determinants of School Enrollment in Indian Villages

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  • Dostie, Benoit
  • Jayaraman, Rajshri

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Attaining universal basic education remains an elusive goal in many developing countries. This article examines the determinants of school enrollment among children in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, two large north Indian states. In addition to individual- and household-level influences, we consider the role of village-level contextual effects on the school enrollment decision. Our results suggest that enrollment is increasing in parental education as well as wealth and that village caste composition and aggregate deprivation also influence individual enrollment decisions.

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  • Dostie, Benoit & Jayaraman, Rajshri, 2006. "Determinants of School Enrollment in Indian Villages," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 54(2), pages 405-421, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:ecdecc:y:2006:v:54:i:2:p:405-21
    DOI: 10.1086/497006
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