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Low quality education as a poverty trap

Servaas van der Berg, Cobus Burger (), Ronelle Burger (), Mia de Vos (), Gideon du Rand (), Martin Gustafsson (), Eldridge Moses, Debra Shepherd (), Nicholas Spaull (), Stephen Taylor, Hendrik van Broekhuizen () and Dieter von Fintel
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Cobus Burger: Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch
Ronelle Burger: Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch
Mia de Vos: Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch
Gideon du Rand: Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch
Hendrik van Broekhuizen: Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch

No 25/2011, Working Papers from Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics

Abstract: The weak quality of education received by most poor children in South Africa places them in permanent disadvantage relative to those attending the mainly more affluent and better performing schools. This document draws from a large number of studies undertaken for a major project and summarises this evidence, which illustrating that low quality schools act as a poverty trap.

Keywords: school quality; poverty; inequality; South Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I24 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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