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Looking Beyond Literacy: Disparities in Levels of and Access to Education in a Kerala Village


  • Suma Scaria


This paper makes an attempt at understanding why inequalities continue to exist in the educational profile of the population despite high literacy, universal enrollment in schools and relatively better infrastructural facilities. In this connection, the questions relating to entry barriers in higher education and labour market outcomes gain considerable significance.

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  • Suma Scaria, 2010. "Looking Beyond Literacy: Disparities in Levels of and Access to Education in a Kerala Village," Working Papers id:3013, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:3013 Note: Institutional Papers

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    1. K. Sundaram & Suresh D. Tendulkar, 2004. "The Poor in the Indian Labour Force in the 1990s," Working papers 128, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
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    kerala; village; population; literacy; enrollment; schools; educational; infrastructural; entry barriers; education; labour market; inequalities; access;

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