Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

This article examines whether focusing primarily on public schooling can lead to more rapid achievement of universal basic education (UBE) than relying on a mixture of public and private schooling. Through a structured, focused comparison, we find China's greater emphasis on public schooling has contributed to higher enrollment, attendance, graduation rates, gender parity, and proportion of students entering higher education than India, the country with the world's largest private sector in primary and secondary education. This comparison suggests that greater emphasis on public schooling in developing countries may lead to more rapid UBE attainment than encouraging privatization.

Keywords

India, China, Privatization, Universal basic education, Millennium development goals

Discipline

Asian Studies | Education | Education Policy

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

International Journal of Educational Development

Volume

46

First Page

153

Last Page

165

ISSN

0738-0593

Identifier

10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.11.016

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.11.016

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