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Deprivation of Education in Urban Areas: A Basic Profile of Slum Children in Delhi, India


  • Tsujita, Yuko


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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  • Tsujita, Yuko, 2009. "Deprivation of Education in Urban Areas: A Basic Profile of Slum Children in Delhi, India," IDE Discussion Papers 199, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper199

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    Education; Slum; India; Children; Poverty;

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    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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