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Educational Choices in Ethiopia: what determines whether poor children go to school?

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Ethiopia has one of the lowest primary school enrolment rates and one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. In 2002 Ethiopia’s adult literacy rate was 41.5 per cent and its gross primary enrolment rate was 66 per cent, significantly worse than the average for low income countries of 63.9 per cent and 98.6 per cent respectively. Government efforts have focused on expanding access to primary education, particularly in rural areas, but as a consequence, insufficient resources have been a...

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Paola Pereznieto More by this author
Nicola Jones More by this author
Volume:
2
Series:
Young lives policy brief
Publication date:
2006
URN:
uuid:9da06fa5-38ce-4268-8213-b504c7c4c6d8
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14200
Language:
English

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