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Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada


The central message of this book can be summarized in one sentence: It is still important to create adequate demand for education, especially from certain sections of society, along with improvements in the supply or provision of schooling, if we want to address the known problems in this regard in India. This is evident from the fact that certain socio-economic factors act as significant determinants of not only—non-enrolment, dropouts, irregular attendance—but also inadequate learning in Indian schools. It is also noted that mere growth in income or expansion of economic opportunities need n ... More

Keywords: Right to Education Act India, demand-side interventions, dropouts, irregular attendance, midday meal, learning outcomes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199467051
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

V. Santhakumar, author
Professor, Azim Premji University, Bangalore.

Namita Gupta, author
visiting faculty, Azim Premji University, Bangalore.

Rama Murthy Sripada, author
Program Manager, Azim Premji Foundation, Bengaluru.