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Statistical Analysis of Socio-Economic Variables Responsible for Wastage in Elementary Education in Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Statistics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan INDIA
  • 2 Department of Computer Science and Statistics, Laxmibai National University of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 1-6, June,14 (2013)


There are two goals of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) that universal enrollment and universal retention. Enrollment and Retention in elementary education system depends upon various educational and socio-economic variables. In this paper, a statistical analysis of enrollment and dropout rates those are factorized on various socio-economic variables referred to as factors here. The major findings revealed that engagement of children in agriculture work, poor economic condition of parents, engagement of children in grazing cattle and marriage of children in early age have influence over enrollment and dropout rates in Rajasthan. By controlling these four socio-economic variables, dropout rate can be decreased and enrollment rate can be increased to a great extent in Rajasthan. The data for enrollment and dropout rates and many other educational variables across Rajasthan for the year 2010 are considered.


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