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dc.contributor.authorBhaumik, Sumon Kumaren_US
dc.contributor.authorChakrabarty, Manishaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:34:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:34:24Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36877-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, using data from the 61st round of the (Indian) National Sample Survey, we examine the relative impacts of personal-household and state-level characteristics (including government policy) on the likelihood of transition from one educational level to the next. Our analysis suggests that the most important factors driving these transition likelihoods are personal and household characteristics like gender and education of household heads. However, state-level characteristics and government policies have a significant impact on these transition likelihoods as well, especially for transitions from the lowest levels of education to somewhat higher levels. The odds of making the transition to higher education, especially tertiary education, are systematically lower for women than for men, for individuals in rural areas than those in urban areas, and for Muslims than for Hindus. An important conclusion of our analysis is that there is significant scope for government policy to address educational gaps between various demographic and other groups in the country.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4954en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEducational attainmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordlikelihood of transitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordgovernment policyen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungschancenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleMother or motherland: Can a government have an impact on educational attainment of the population? : preliminary evidence from Indiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn626940443en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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