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Whither Human Capital? The Woeful Tale of Transition to Tertiary Education in India

  • Manisha Chakrabarty

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  • Sumon Kumar Bhaumik

In this paper the issue of high dropout rates in India is examined which has adverse implications for human capital formation, and hence for the country’s long term growth potential. Using the 2004-05 National Sample Survey employment-unemployment survey data, transition probabilities of moving from a number of different educational levels to higher educational levels is estimated using a sequential logit model. [WDI WP No. 1019]. URL:[http://wdi.umich.edu/files/publications/workingpapers/wp1019.pdf].

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