Economics at your fingertips  

Informal fee charge and school choice under a free primary education policy: Panel data evidence from rural Uganda

Katsuki Sakaue

International Journal of Educational Development, 2018, vol. 62, issue C, 112-127

Abstract: Although Uganda became a pioneer in sub-Saharan Africa by introducing a fee abolition policy to achieve universal primary education, charging fees has become increasingly common. This study assesses the effect of informal fee charges in public schools on primary school attendance and choice in rural Uganda, finding that there is a strong negative effect of high fees on public school attendance of children from poor households. The study also finds a limited role of private schools absorbing the children from poor households who left public school due to high fee charges.

Keywords: Educational policy; Primary education; Fees; School choice; Sub-Saharan Africa; Uganda (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Educational Development is currently edited by Stephen P Heyneman

More articles in International Journal of Educational Development from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

Page updated 2018-12-08
Handle: RePEc:eee:injoed:v:62:y:2018:i:c:p:112-127