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The Role of Secondary Education Tuition Fees in Enrollment Behavior in Malawi

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Secondary education, Malawi, tuition
This study employs a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impact of tuition fees on secondary school enrollment in Malawi. We provide evidence that tuition fees act as a signicant barrier to enrollment at the secondary school level. Moreover, we estimate that enrollment is about 17.5-20.2 percentage points (33,602-38,756 students in 2011) lower than it would have been if tuition were free.

Making Waves: The Rising Demand for Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Type: Research
Author(s): Rachel Hatch
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: Secondary education, youth, projections
Greater participation in secondary education supports the advancement of human capital linked to economic growth, democracy-building, improved health, greater equity across society, and the development of a capable and competitive workforce. However, many youth never reach secondary school in Sub-Saharan Africa, which limits their life opportunities as well as national development trajectories more broadly. This brief quantifies what we can expect in terms of demand for secondary education in the coming decade, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and on lower secondary education.

2014 Newsletter - May

Type: News Archive
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Early marriage, early pregnancy, dropout, Afghanista, Nigeria, blog
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The May 2014 newsletter announces the relase of Teenage, Married, and Out of School: Effects of early marriage and childbirth on school dropout. It also announces the launch of the EPDC Data Points blog, and new data added to the database for both Afghanistan and Nigeria.

Teenage, Married, and Out of School: Effects of early marriage and childbirth on school dropout

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Early marriage, attendance, DHS, household survey, teen pregnancy, Southern and Eastern Africa
Over the past decade, as Sub-Saharan Africa saw the expansion of universal primary enrollment policies, gender balance in primary school participation improved considerably, with girls now attending school almost at the same rate as boys. Gains in primary school, however, have not carried over to secondary: for every 100 boys, only 82 girls of secondary school age are enrolled across the region, up from 80 in the year 2000.

CIES 2014 presentation: Missing data in sub-Saharan Africa

Author(s): Carina Omoeva
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Measurement, missing data, data challenges, out of school children
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These are presentation slides for the presentation on missing data and out of school children data challenges prepared by Carina Omoeva at the panel session “The limits of what we know: Missing data in education and development”

CIES 2014 presentation: OOSC and missing data

Author(s): Charles Gale
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Out of school children, participation, access, measurement
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These are presentation slides for the presentation on missing data and out of school children data challenges delivered by Charlie Gale at the panel session “The limits of what we know: Missing data in education and development”

Long Path to Achieving Education for All: School Access, Retention, and Learning in 20 Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Ania Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Education for all, access, learning, retention, DHS, MICS, SACMEQ, SERCE, PIRLS, PASEC
The last decades have seen an impressive growth in school participation in developing countries. As countries have made remarkable progress towards universal primary school completion, the focus in the development community has shifted to reaching the most disadvantaged populations, and improving the quality of education. Is school access truly universal? And now that most children are in school, do we know whether they are actually learning?

Is universal education within reach? Results from EPDC education projections

Type: Research
Author(s): Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: policy brief, education projections, Education Trends 2000-2025
EPDC's new projections methodology working paper outlines the baseline indicators, assumptions and methods used to estimate trends projections up to 2025. EPDC's High-level Interactive Projection for Education (HIPE) model uses historical data on pupil cohorts to forecast enrollment and schooling efficiency trends.

Modeling Methodology and Assumptions in HIPE-Trend Based Model

Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: projections, methodology, education trends 2000-2025, HIPE
This technical paper summarizes the methodology used by EPDC to project key education indicators over time. The EPDC projection model estimates pupil volume based on several key pieces of input information, including the gross intake rate (GIR), and the repetition, dropout, and transition rates. Available historical values on these key indicators are used to estimate trends across time, which are then extrapolated for the period of the projections, following the methods described in the paper.  

2013 Newsletter 1 - June

Type: News Archive
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: Measurement, access, participation, out of school profiles, learning outcomes, ASER, UWEZO, EGRA
This newsletter announces the release of Out of School Children: Data Challenges in Measuring Access to Education by Carina Omoeva, Benjamin Sylla, Rachel Hatch and Charles Gale. It also announces the release of EPDC's newest profile series on out of school children, based on household surveys and for the 7-14 age group. Additionally, recently added learning outcomes and data updates to the EPDC database.

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