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School Educational Attainment in Kerela: Trends and Differentials


  • T.R. Dilip


This paper examines the trends and differentials in school educational attainment in Kerala, the State that ranks right on top in terms of human development in India. The trend analysis is based on a cohort-level comparison of educational attainment while the differential analysis is done using life table techniques. The analysis is based on data on educational attainment of the household population in the National Family Health Survey (2005-06). The unique features of this paper are that it provides comparable time-series data on entry to different stages of the schooling system, right from the time the State was formed in 1956, and that it analyses the probabilities of continuing from the first standard to the higher secondary level across different sub-groups of the population.[Working Paper 429]

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  • T.R. Dilip, 2010. "School Educational Attainment in Kerela: Trends and Differentials," Working Papers id:2516, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2516
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    schooling; continuity; inequality; social divide; educational attainment; Kerala;

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