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Title: Whither human capital? the woeful tale of transition to tertiary education in India
Authors: Chakrabarty, Manisha
Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar
Keywords: Educational attainment
Sequential logit
Transition probabilities
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: SCOPUS
Applied Economics Letters
Series/Report no.: 19(9)
Abstract: In this article, we examine the issue of high dropout rates in India which has adverse implications for human capital formation and hence for the country's long-term growth potential. Using the 2004-2005 National Sample Survey (NSS) employment-unemployment data, we estimate transition probabilities of moving from a number of different educational levels to higher educational levels using a sequential logit model. Our results suggest that the overall probability of reaching tertiary education is very low. Further, even by the woeful overall standards, women are significantly worse off, particularly in rural areas. � 2012 Taylor & Francis.
Description: Chakrabarty, Manisha, Department of Economics, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India; Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar, Economics and Strategy Group, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany
ISSN/ISBN - 13504851
DOI - 10.1080/13504851.2011.607109
Appears in Collections:Economics

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