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Who Fathered Political Awakening in Kashmir

measured generally by the enrolment figures (arc the students outputs or inputs in the educational process?), but these figures are often woefully deceptive. Examination performance becomes a meaningless indicator when there arc sharp inter-institutional disparities in standards and when, in general the average standards are going down over time. But still, limited-area studies should- at least be possible both in the field of education and in that of health services. Levitt and Joyce's book deserves cartful attention from our policy-inakers, but how many among them have ever jipard of 'Pareto-efficiency'? Perhaps it is more practical to speak in terms of costs and bene fits, without being too particular about the conceptual and other difficulties inherent "m this also.

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