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Title:Who Drops Out of School in South Africa? The Influence of Individual Characteristics
Author:Sibanda, Amson
Year:2004
Periodical:African Population Studies
Volume:19
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:99-117
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:social conditions
dropouts
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:http://www.bioline.org.br/request?ep04006
Abstract:This study examines the correlates of dropping out of school in South Africa. Data from a public-use sample of the 1996 South African census are used. Results are mixed, but suggest that both individual and household-level attributes are important determinants of dropping out of primary and secondary school. Race, household size, female headship and the head's level of education are also strong predictors of dropping out. The results also show that the selection process for staying in primary or secondary school appears to favour students from wealthier households. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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