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Regional Poverty Rates and School Attendance Differentials

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Poverty, attendance, educational inequality
This working paper analyzes attendance data and children's background characteristics and finds that the regional poverty rate in the aggregate is correlated with lower net attendance rates. Comment

The Extent and Impact of Non-formal Education in 28 Developing Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Non-formal education, income, impact
The study approximates the impact of non-formal education by comparing incomes of households headed by persons with non-formal education compared to households headed by persons with no schooling.or formal primary or secondary education. Comment

The Shrinking Urban-Rural School Attendance Gap 1990-2006

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education inequality, attendance, sub-national
This working paper examines changes in the urban-rural attendance gap at the national and subnational level. Comment

Thoughts on an Early Childhood Care and Education Index

Type: Research
Author(s): Barrow, Sommerfelt, Wils, Levine
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education for All, early childhood, health, vulnerable children
This paper explores 58 education and health related indicators for use in an early childhood index which could be used, among other purposes, to monitor the first Education for All Goal: Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Comment

Educating the World's Children: Patterns of Growth and Inequality

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Carrol, Barrow
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Education growth, inequality, schooling, universal primary education, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Uganda
This report analyzes long-term historical trends of primary and secondary school entry, presents projections of education growth to 2025 for 70 countries, and provides alternative estimates for when these countries will reach universal primary education. It examines sub-national inequality of schooling and the impact of inequality on education growth. Comment