Does Distribution of Schools Matter in Human Development? - A Case Study of Bangladesh

13 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2013

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Shahadat Shakil

USAID/Bangladesh

Tazrina Ananya

University of Manchester

Md. Musleh Hasan

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET

Rezwana Rafiq

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET

Date Written: December 29, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shakil, Shahadat and Ananya, Tazrina and Hasan, Md. Musleh and Rafiq, Rezwana, Does Distribution of Schools Matter in Human Development? - A Case Study of Bangladesh (December 29, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2372837 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2372837

Shahadat Shakil (Contact Author)

USAID/Bangladesh ( email )

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Tazrina Ananya

University of Manchester ( email )

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Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Md. Musleh Hasan

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1000
Bangladesh

HOME PAGE: http://www.buet.ac.bd/urp/Musleh_hasan.php

Rezwana Rafiq

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1000
Bangladesh

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