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Inequality of educational opportunity in India: changes over time and across states

Asadullah, M. N. and Yalonetzky, G. (2012) Inequality of educational opportunity in India: changes over time and across states. World Development , 40 (6). pp. 1151-1163. ISSN 0305-750X

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.11.008

Abstract/Summary

This paper documents the extent of inequality of educational opportunity in India spanning the period 1983–2004 using National Sample Surveys. We build on recent developments in the literature that have operationalized concepts of inequality of opportunity theory and construct several indices of inequality of educational opportunity for an adult sample. Kerala stands out as the least opportunity-unequal state. Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh experienced large-scale falls in the ranking of inequality of opportunities. By contrast, West Bengal and Orissa made significant progress in reducing inequality of opportunity. We also examine the links between progress toward equality of opportunity and a selection of pro-poor policies.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:28734
Publisher:Elsevier

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