Low Quality Education as a Poverty Trap
Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers No.25/2011. Initially a synthesis report to PSPPD
22 Pages Posted: 31 May 2017
Date Written: 2011
The weak quality of education received by most poor children in South Africa places them in permanent disadvantage relative to those attending the mainly more affluent and better performing schools. This document draws from a large number of studies undertaken for a major project and summarises this evidence, which illustrating that low quality schools act as a poverty trap.
Keywords: School Quality, Poverty, Inequality, Development, South Africa
JEL Classification: I21, I24, J31
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