Does Distribution of Schools Matter in Human Development? - A Case Study of Bangladesh
13 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2013
Date Written: December 29, 2013
This paper investigates relationship between the distribution patterns of the schools and the human development index value of the respective study areas. In this study 50 upazilas have been selected out of 460 upazilas in Bangladesh. The distribution patterns of the primary and high school in each selected upazila have been analyzed through the “Nearest Neighbor Analysis” method. Then the value of Human Development Index (HDI) for each upazila has been determined. Finally a positive correlation between those two indices has been determined. This research can assist the policy makers to take proper decisions while selecting locations for schools keeping the broad view in mind which is development of that particular area.
Keywords: Distribution of School, Spatial Pattern of Utilities, Human Development Index (HDI), Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Bangladesh
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