Does education pay off? Subjective expectations with regard to education in rural India

Maertens, Annemie (2011) Does education pay off? Subjective expectations with regard to education in rural India. Economic and Political Weekly, 46 (9). pp. 58-63. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

This paper presents the first results of a study conducted on subjective expectations that parents have about the costs and returns to education. This is done by using a detailed child-level dataset from the three villages of Dokur (Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh), Kalman and Shirapur (Sholapur district, Maharashtra). The perceived returns differ by region, gender of the child and caste, with girls and members of the scheduled caste and the tribe categories being at a disadvantage.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 14:23
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 11:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62280

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