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dc.contributor.authorNiaz Asadullah, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKambhampati, Umaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLópez Bóo, Florenciaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:48:56Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:48:56Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51534-
dc.description.abstractThis study documents the size and nature of 'boy-girl' and 'Hindu-Muslim' gaps in children's school participation and attainments in India. Individual-level data from two successive rounds of the National Sample Survey suggest that considerable progress has been made in decreasing the Hindu-Muslim gap. Nonetheless, the gap remains sizable even after controlling for numerous socioeconomic and parental covariates, and the Muslim educational disadvantage in India today is greater than that experienced by girls and Scheduled Caste Hindu children. A gender gap still appears within as well as between communities, though it is smaller within Muslim communities. While differences in gender and other demographic and socio-economic covariates have recently become more important in explaining the Hindu-Muslim gap, those differences altogether explain only 25 percent to 45 percent of the observed schooling gap.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 692en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgender inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial disparityen_US
dc.titleSocial divisions in school participation and attainment in India: 1983 - 2004en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn612841235en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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