Deprivation of Education in Urban Areas: A Basic Profile of Slum Children in Delhi, India
This paper showed the basic educational status of slum children between 5 and 14years old. The attendance ratio of slum children is much lower than that of childrenin Delhi as a whole. Parental perception of education and financing education are themajor constraints. Even if children are attending schools, the majority of them areover-aged. There are both demand and supply side reasons for discouraging slumchildren from attending schooling. As opposed to school-based surveys in previousliterature, children in slums are more likely to go to government schools rather thanlow-fee paying private schools. Some policies are suggested.
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