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Equalising opportunity? School quality and home disadvantage in Vietnam

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Levels of basic literacy and numeracy skills among Vietnamese primary school children are high by comparison with other countries of a similar income level, and the country has made impressive gains in primary enrolment in recent years as well as improving the quality of schooling. Nonetheless, there remain substantial gaps in school performance between children from more and less advantaged backgrounds. Part of the justification of free public schooling consists in the equalisation of ‘oppor...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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International Development
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International Development
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Review of Education
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
112-131
Publication date:
2014-10-01
Acceptance date:
2013-07-10
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EISSN:
1465-3915
ISSN:
0305-4985

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