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Analysis of socio-economic factors affecting deprivation of school attendance across Indian districts and its implication on public expenditure

Chetan Kumar and Rangappa K.B.

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Abstract: Education is seen as the best mechanism to achieve upward economic and social mobility by vulnerable masses. Even by the government, education is regarded as a proactive initiative through which it can hope to address the problem of regional imbalance in a sustainable manner. Many prior studies have identified various factors which have played significant role in depriving education for masses. However, studies which have identified magnitude of the factors impact in depriving of education are scarce. The present study identifies the causal factors which have deprived school attendance of students among households across Indian districts along with the magnitude of their impact. Through present study we were able to infer that nutrition of children, maternal health, years of schooling and financial inclusion of household played a significant role in affecting their school attendance. Through predictive probability, we were able to assess the magnitude of the impact of the following factors and their implications on public expenditure.

Keywords: Socio-Economic Factors; Horizontal spread; School attendance; Indian Districts; Binomial Logistic Regression; Predictive Probability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I24 I25 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-06-22
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