Poverty and Earning Compulsions for the Family Pushed Tribal Children Out of Schools: Dropout Study in Basic Education Level in Tribal Areas of North-East India
Posted: 17 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 15, 2011
The problem of dropout of children from primary schools is a major challenge in tribal dominated areas of India. In a less developed region of North-East India, less retention of children in schools may have wide ranging repercussions. Interestingly, the factors that explain dropout rates vary from one area to the other. The study finds interesting results based on logit model. Factors such as earning compulsion at the household level, early marriage, teacher not belonging to the same tribal community appears to be the dominating variable. More interestingly, the girl children dominate in dropout rates.
Keywords: Drop out, School, Children, Tribal Soceity, Poverty, India, earning
JEL Classification: I30, 31
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