Tag Search: “schooling”
Nakusha: Son preference, ‘unwanted’ girls, and gender gaps in schooling
Indian society is commonly associated with a strong cultural preference for sons. Using nationally representative data from 1986-2017, this article examines parental investment in the education of son...
- Ashwini Deshpande Apoorva Gupta
- 25 September, 2020
Subsidies, merit goods, and fiscal space - II
In Part I of this two-part series, the authors presented their estimates of total budget subsidies, and their merit and non-merit components. In this part, they discuss the relationship between subsid...
- Sudipto Mundle Satadru Sikdar
- 04 September, 2020
Integrating technology into education systems: Lessons from Jharkhand
Ideas to improve the performance of India’s school system, many of which involve the use of information and communication technology, have been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success...
- Pradyumna Bhattacharjee Avinav Kumar Subha Mani Kumar Vivek
- 01 September, 2020
- Notes from the Field
School choice in rural India: Perception versus reality
School choice has increased significantly in India – with growth of low-fee private schools – and this is considered important within a market-based approach to schooling. Based on a field study acros...
- Rahul Lahoti Rahul Mukhopadhyay
- 25 August, 2020
How birth weight affects test scores during mid-childhood years
Besides lack of schooling resources, a possible reason why children grapple with low learning outcomes may be poor health at birth. Analysing data from Andhra Pradesh, this article finds that a 10% i...
- Santosh Kumar Utkarsh Singh
- 18 August, 2020
Can greater access to education be inequitable?
Right to Education Act, 2009, was designed to provide the right to free, quality school education to all 6-14 year olds in India. This article examines the influence of RTE on the expansion of private...
- Chirantan Chatterjee Eric Hanushek Shreekanth Mahendiran
- 10 August, 2020
Disparity in access to quality education and the digital divide
On account of the Covid-19 pandemic, most educational institutions in India have adopted online teaching as a solution to offset huge deficits in instruction hours. However, citizens who do not have d...
- Sabir Ahamed Md. Zakaria Siddiqui
- 09 July, 2020
Can India improve its public schools? Research says yes
An important policy question is whether the quality of public schools can be improved enough to effectively increase student outcomes. This article examines the effects of a natural experiment to crea...
- Naveen Kumar
- 26 June, 2020
Science in high school? College and job outcomes
Career paths associated with the study of science vis-à-vis other disciplines in high school, are considered more prestigious and renumerative in India. This article examines the association between s...
- Tarun Jain Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay Nishith Prakash Raghav Rakesh
- 24 June, 2020
IGC Panel Discussion on gender and education: From policy to practice
The International Growth Centre, in collaboration with the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), the Gender Resource Centre (GRC), the Women Development Corporation of the Government of Bihar, ...
- Kumar Das Manish Kumar Prasad
- 19 June, 2020
Human development in India’s Economic Survey 2019-20
Measuring changes in human development can help us understand how the economy, and well-being of a country, is changing. The chapter on human development in this year’s Economic Survey emphasises the ...
- Diane Coffey Dean Spears
- 21 February, 2020
The early advantage: Learning levels in grade 1
According to ASER 2019, children in grade 1 of government schools in India lag behind private school children in both language and numeracy skills. In this post, Wilima Wadhwa explains that children i...
- Wilima Wadhwa
- 24 January, 2020