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Primary Schooling in Zambia Squeezed at Community and Household Level

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    A part of the current economic reform program in Zambia, is to increase standard, efficiency and equity in the primary school sector. This paper studies primary school attendance. A logistic regression analysis is used to show that community level and household level variables affect the likelihood of attending primary school for children between seven and thirteen years of age. A number of community level variables have a significant effect and are also interesting from a policy point of view. Household level variables have even stronger effects. A policy conclusion: There is a need to introduce a widespread scholarship program to ensure equity and efficiency. A scientific conclusion: A multilevel analysis contributes additional insights. A final policy conclusion: There is a need to introduce a widespread scholarship program to ensure equity and efficiency. A final scientific conclusion: A a dedicated multilevel analysis might yield additional insights.

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    Paper provided by Statistics Norway, Research Department in its series Discussion Papers with number 191.

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    Date of creation: Mar 1997
    Handle: RePEc:ssb:dispap:191
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    1. Yngve Willassen & Tor Jakob Klette, 1994. "Correlated Measurement Errors, Bounds on Parameters, and a Model of Producer Behavior," Discussion Papers 112, Statistics Norway, Research Department.
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