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Foctors that prevent children from gaining access to schooling : a study of Delhi Slum households

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This paper examines the factors that prevent slum children aged 5 to 14 from gaining access to schooling in light of the worsening urban poverty and sizable increase in rural-to-urban migration. Bias against social disadvantage in terms of gender and caste is not clearly manifested in schooling, while migrated children are less likely to attend school. I argue that the lack of preparation for schooling in the pre-schooling ages and school admission procedures are the main obstacles for migrated children. The most important implication for universal elementary education in urban India is raising parental awareness and simplifying the admission procedures.

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  • Tsujita, Yuko, 2011. "Foctors that prevent children from gaining access to schooling : a study of Delhi Slum households," IDE Discussion Papers 317, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    Keywords

    India; Elementary education; Slums; Household; Migration; Enrollment;

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    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • N35 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Asia including Middle East
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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