Other title(s): Assessing the primary schools: a multi-dimensional approach: a school level analysis based on Indian data
Author(s): Prasun Pal, Naibedya; Sengupta, Atanu
Pages: p. 264-272
Primary education is essential for the economic development in any country. Most studies give more emphasis to the final output (such as literacy, enrolment etc.) rather than the delivery of the entire primary education system. In this paper, we study the school level data from an Indian district, collected under the official DISE statistics. We use several indicators to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of primary school education system in India. Our analysis reveals serious discrepancies in deprivation, social and policy indicators that infringes upon efficiency in a negative way.