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Schooling Deprivation in India

The high dropout rates in schools are often cited as the cause of educational deprivation among children at the elementary school level. The analysis here points out that it is not the dropout rate, but rather the high rate of nonenrolment which is the real reason for education deprivation. If the goal of universalisation of elementary education is to be achieved there is a strong need for an enrolment drive and an action plan to ensure the attendance and retention of those enrolled.

Out-of-School Children

Saying that all out-of-school children are child labourers is not convincing because, among other reasons, it sounds as if work and schooling are mutually exclusive activities for children. Referring to them as educationally deprived children is justified from the perspective of human capital, development and human rights.
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