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The Determinants of School enrolment in Ethiopia

Abstract: 

Education is demanded both as a consumer good, valued for its own sake, and as an investment good providing future financial returns. Parents derive direct material benefits from their educated children, none the less, the demand for schooling, as measured by enrollment ratio, is one of the lowest in Ethiopia. The purpose of this study is to explore the reasons and identify the determinants of enrollment. The willingness of households to pay for private education is also assessed. The study concludes that the costs of expanding the provision of education and restoring quality in the educational sector are considerable. Improving quality and expanding services for the growing population of Ethiopia would remain in the hands of the government. A significant switch from government to private schools in Addis Ababa and some other major towns can only be expected if subsidies and other supports are provided to private educational services by the government and NGOS

Corporate Author: 
Senait Seyoum and alemayehu Seyoum (editors) , Ethiopian Economic Association(EEA), Departments of Economics of AAU & Fredrich Ebert Stifung
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Economic development - Education service

Secondary Descriptor: 

School enrollment; Educational surveys - quality

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Education, Private
Call Number: 
338.963 PRO 1998
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Seventh Annual conference on the Ethiopian economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Publication date: 
2013-02-27 15:58:13
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:58:13
Conference Place: 
Nov. 28 - 30, 1997, Nazareth, Ethiopia
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy
Thematic area: 
Human resource Development in Ethiopia
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