Revathy Suryanaryana has a B.A. in Economics Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and a Masters in Economics from University of Warwick. She currently works as a research associate at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Her research interests lie in labour economics, economics of gender, and network economics.
Common tongue? How mother tongue instruction influences education
27 Feb 2017
The recently released draft of the National Education Policy stresses the importance of education in the mother tongue, especially in the formative years at school. This column seeks to uncover the link between vernacular language use in schools and educational achievement using data from large-scale historical events in South India. It finds that mother-tongue instruction led to persistent increases in educational achievement in primary and secondary schooling.
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