Educational inequalities in Karnataka –district wise analysis

Deepa and Razacks, Sarah and Indumati (2016) Educational inequalities in Karnataka –district wise analysis. Journal of Media and Social Development, 4 (2). pp. 2-17. ISSN 2320-8244

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Education leads to socio-economic transformation of the individual and society. It is recognisedas an engine of social and economic development. It develops the human resources necessary for economic and social transformation. Since independence, India has come a long way to expand its literacy base and educational opportunities. The distribution ofeducational opportunities are far from equal and inequalities in educational opportunities are multi-layered. Naik (1975) strongly depicts different forms of inequalities, which have appeared most apparently in the field of education. In this context, the present study is an attempt to estimate inequalities in the enrolment of primary and secondary education in relation to income which is estimated with the help of Gross District Domestic Product (GDDP) across districts in Karnataka for the year 2012-13. There are many quantitative tools available for measuring inequalities. Perhaps the most commonly used measure of inequality is the Gini index which is usually defined in terms of Lorenz curve. They are the two interlinked methods of measuring inequality. The study has made use of these methods in order to estimate the inequalities in education across districts of Karnataka.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational Inequality, Primary and Secondary Education, Gini Index
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Economics
Divisions: Department of > Economics and Cooperation
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 10:19
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 10:19

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