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Millennium Development Goal on Education: An empirical analysis of the determinants of primary school enrolment

Author: Bc. Michal Topinka
Year: 2015 - summer
Leaders: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík CSc.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 45
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Abstract: This bachelor thesis examines the relationship between country-level development indicators
and the major indicator of the second Millennium Development Goal on education, the net
enrolment ratio in primary education, using econometric analysis of panel data. Given
that majority of studies analyzing the determinants of primary school enrolment use data
from household surveys containing information about individuals, the study presented in this
bachelor thesis investigates, whether variation in primary school net enrolment ratios can be
explained using aggregate country-level data on adjusted net enrolment ratios and factors
measuring development of particular economies. This study uses data on 192 countries
for the period 1999-2012. The findings suggest that data on development are definitely
useful in analyzing the determinants of school enrolment, but more detailed data containing
information about individuals are needed to assess the causes of different levels of enrolment
in individual countries in order to design policies to achieve universal primary education.




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