Exclusion and drop out in school participation in Bangladesh: Insights from repeat household surveys
Mahabub Hossain and
No 290423, 2011 ASAE 7th International Conference, October 13-15, Hanoi, Vietnam from Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE)
Bangladesh has made substantial progress in primary education in recent decades mainly due to the supply side interventions. Using the nationally representative longitudinal survey of rural households in Bangladesh conducted in three waves in 1988, 2000, and 2008, this paper examines the changing pattern of educational participation of children and socio-economic factors in addition to the school factors in order to better address the issue of dropout and exclusion. The findings show that school participation increased and gender parity was achieved over time and still 6-8% children are left out from schooling mainly from household with disable children, ultra-poor households, and those where both parents are illiterate. The study observes lack of demand for schooling among those socio-economically disadvantaged population groups and turn attention for a targeted approach to include the children who continue to be out of schools. Finally, the study suggests for economic incentives for those population groups and quality improvement in the curriculum so that secondary education becomes more useful to high-school dropouts.
Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/290423/files/Pr ... Malek_Bangladesh.pdf (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:asae11:290423
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in 2011 ASAE 7th International Conference, October 13-15, Hanoi, Vietnam from Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().