Learning Outcomes of School Children

  • Vani Kant Borooah


Borooah employs a unique set of data, encompassing India and its several social groups, to gauge the size of the educational gap between children, aged 8–11 years, belonging to the different social groups in India. These data, culled from the Indian Human Development Survey (Desai et al. 2015), tested approximately 12,000 children, aged 8–11, for their ability to read, write, and do arithmetic at different levels of competence. He analyses, on the basis of econometric investigation, why children have different levels of educational achievement. In particular, he investigates whether, after controlling for other factors – for example, parental education or household income – there might be a role for gender, caste, and religion in explaining differences between children in their learning outcomes.


Indian Human Development Survey Learning Outcomes Inter-Group Differences Equity-Adjustment Discriminatory Treatment in Schools 


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  • Vani Kant Borooah
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  1. 1.School of Economics & PoliticsUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyUnited Kingdom

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