Schooling and Learning Deficits: A Simple Unified Measurement Framework

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Gaurav Datt

Monash University - Department of Economics

Liang Choon Wang

Monash University - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 4, 2017

Abstract

There exists no unified measurement framework that encompasses and integrates schooling and learning deficits – arguably the two most important education challenges in most developing countries. This paper offers a methodology that fills this gap. Using the notions of age-appropriate grade, actual grade, and effective grade for a school-age child, we develop an integrated framework offering a range of schooling, learning and education deprivation measures which also build in distributional considerations. The paper illustrates the value-added of the measurement framework for education policy and evaluation with an application to recent data for India.

Keywords: schooling deficit, learning deficit, education deprivation, India

JEL Classification: I2, O15

Suggested Citation

Datt, Gaurav and Wang, Liang Choon, Schooling and Learning Deficits: A Simple Unified Measurement Framework (May 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2982929 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2982929

Gaurav Datt

Monash University - Department of Economics ( email )

Australia

Liang Choon Wang (Contact Author)

Monash University - Department of Economics ( email )

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