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Role of Public Schools in Education Decisions in Rural India


  • Dua Sonal O P Jindal Global University
  • Divya Gupta O P Jindal Global University
  • Aditi Singhal O P Jindal Global University
  • Naveen Joseph Thomas O P Jindal Global University



Annual Survey of Education Report, School Education, India


In this paper, we attempt to determine the role of the presence of an appropriate public school within the village in the decision of school participation and continuation of children in the age group of 5-16 years in the context of rural India. The analysis is carried out using the nationally representative Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER) dataset. The results from the pooled cross-section logistical model highlight that the presence of an appropriate public school significantly enhances the odds of a child attending school. The results remain consistent and significant across different levels of schooling


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