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Poverty and Student Performance in Malaysia

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  • Osman Rani Hassan

    () (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya)

  • Rajah Rasiah

    () (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya)

Abstract

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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  • Osman Rani Hassan & Rajah Rasiah, 2011. "Poverty and Student Performance in Malaysia," Institutions and Economies (formerly known as International Journal of Institutions and Economies), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, vol. 3(1), pages 61-76, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:umk:journl:v:3:y:2011:i:1:p:61-76
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    1. Ludger Woesmann, 2003. "Schooling Resources, Educational Institutions and Student Performance: the International Evidence," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 65(2), pages 117-170, May.
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    1. Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu, 2013. "Higher levels of education for higher private returns: New evidence from Malaysia," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 380-393.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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