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Public or private school? Determinants for enrolment of adolescents in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Public or private school? Determinants for enrolment of adolescents in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau


Title: Public or private school? Determinants for enrolment of adolescents in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Author: Gunnlaugsson, Geir   orcid.org/0000-0002-6674-2862
Baboudóttir, Fatou Ndure
Baldé, Aladje
Jandi, Zeca
Boiro, Hamadou
Einarsdóttir, Jónína   orcid.org/0000-0002-5868-4615
Date: 2021-01
Language: English
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Department: Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics
Series: International Journal of Educational Research; 109()
ISSN: 0883-0355
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101851
Subject: Menntun; Einkaskólar; Unglingar; Mismunun; Africa; Inequality; School-age population; Socioeconomic factors; Sub-Sahara; Surveys and questionnaires; Urban population; Education
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2679

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Gunnlaugsson , G , Baboudóttir , F N , Baldé , A , Jandi , Z , Boiro , H & Einarsdóttir , J 2021 , ' Public or private school? Determinants for enrolment of adolescents in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ' , International Journal of Educational Research , vol. 109 , 101851 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101851

Abstract:

Inequality in access to quality education is wide-ranging across and within countries. This study examines determinants for adolescents’ school enrolment in private and public schools in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, including 2,039 randomly selected school-attending adolescents. The survey methodology was built on the Planet Youth collaboration and is the first of its kind in the setting. The critical determinant for attending a private school rather than a public one reflects parental socioeconomic background, i.e., education, employment status, and financial resources, not gender. Overage class enrolment is common, particularly in public schools and among boys rather than girls. National and international collective action and innovative education policies are needed for Bissau-Guinean adolescents to enjoy their right to the quality education they are entitled to.

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