Tag Search: “schooling”
Risks and Investment in Education
This project analysed the effects of household income risk on schooling investment in rural India. The findings from this project suggest that income risk faced by poorer households is an important re...
- Tanuka Endow Alok Kumar
- 31 March, 2017
- IGC Research on India
Common tongue? How mother tongue instruction influences education
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 li...
- Tarun Jain Revathy Suryanarayana
- 27 February, 2017
School consolidation in Himachal Pradesh: Achieving quality and inclusion
While the emphasis on neighbourhood schooling in India’s education policy over the past 15 years has increased enrolment, it has also contributed to a proliferation of poor quality, small schools. To ...
- Shrikant Wad
- 06 January, 2017
Improving School Governance at Scale: A Randomised Evaluation of the Madhya Pradesh School Quality Assessment Programme
Weak governance is a critical constraint in delivering quality education in developing countries. This project conducts a randomised evaluation of one of the most ambitious recent attempts by a develo...
- Karthik Muralidharan Abhijeet Singh
- 31 October, 2016
- IGC Research on India
Whither female disadvantage? An analysis of private school enrolment in India
Given the poor condition of government schools and the perceived efficiency of private schools, Indian parents are increasingly choosing to send their children to private schools. This column examines...
- Pushkar Maitra Sarmistha Pal Anurag Sharma
- 07 October, 2016
What are schools worth?
Since large-scale expansions in education impact both individual behaviours and labour markets, convincing causal estimates of their overall benefits are hard to generate. Analysing the overall econom...
- Gaurav Khanna
- 01 June, 2016
Early life nutrition and future educational outcomes: Findings from ICDS
Integrated Child Development Services – India’s flagship child nutrition programme – has recently suffered a major cut in funding. This column shows that supplementary nutrition provided under the pro...
- Ramanan Laxminarayan Arindam Nandi
- 25 April, 2016
The less the merrier? Family size and education in India
In the face of financial constraints, children from larger families are expected to have relatively less education and poor health. This column explores the empirical relevance this ‘quantity-quality ...
- Adriana Kugler Santosh Kumar
- 01 April, 2016
How has MNREGA impacted the lives of women and children in India?
In this article, Subha Mani, Professor of Economics at Fordham University, summarises evidence that shows that MNREGA has mostly positively impacted the lives of women and children in India.
- Subha Mani
- 15 March, 2016
Reservation under RTE: Status of implementation and way forward
Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act, 2009, mandates that non-minority private unaided schools should reserve at least 25% of seats in entry-level grades for children from economically weak...
- Ambrish Dongre Ankur Sarin
- 11 January, 2016
New Education Policy: Addressing institutional concerns
Failure of education policy has been attributed, at least in part, to implementation issues. In this article, Kiran Bhatty, Senior Fellow at the Center for Policy Research, contends that the poor sta...
- Kiran Bhatty
- 22 December, 2015
Child development: How are Indian states faring?
The recent release of the ‘Rapid Survey On Children’ report presents an opportunity to take a fresh look at the state of Indian children. Based on a simple Child Development Index constructed for 200...
- Jean Drèze Reetika Khera
- 10 December, 2015