Husain, Zakir (2005): Analysing demand for primary education: Slum dwellers of Kolkata. Published in: Economic and Political Weekly , Vol. XL, No. 2 (8. January 2005): pp. 137-147.
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The low level of literacy within the Muslim community is traditionally explained in terms of the conservative values characterising Muslim society. Based on a field survey of slum dwellers in selected areas of Kolkata, this article argues that economic factors and uncertainties in the labour market combine to create a different perception of the cost-benefits of education. It also examines other facets of educational decisions: its cost and components, the choice of educational institutions and the preferred medium of instruction, presence of gender bias, and the relation between dropouts and child labour.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Analysing demand for primary education: Slum dwellers of Kolkata|
|Keywords:||Education; Muslim; India|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I20 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C33 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
|Depositing User:||Zakir Husain|
|Date Deposited:||08. Mar 2010 14:42|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 09:30|
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