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Proximate Determinants of School Dropout: A study on Rural West Bengal

Hati, Koushik Kumar and Majumder, Rajarshi (2012): Proximate Determinants of School Dropout: A study on Rural West Bengal.

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Abstract

In recent days, controlling school dropout has emerged to be the prime hindrance to spread literacy and formation of human resource thereby. The present paper is an attempt to identify proximate determinants of school dropout and suggest probable solutions to the problem. Status of enrollment & dropout at national and state level has been explored using macro data. Thereafter logistic estimation technique using micro level primary survey data has been used to identify factors that affect chances of school attendance. We also observe gender differences in chances of drop out as also differences in factors that affect this. Estimation result has been used to frame policy suggestions so as to improve chances of universalization of education.

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