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Title:Does family background matter for learning in East Africa?
Authors:Jones, Sam
Schipper, YoudiISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Volume:12
Issue:1
Pages:7-27
Language:English
Geographic term:East Africa
Subjects:education
academic achievement
inequality
literacy
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2015.1036540
Abstract:The extent to which differences in family background characteristics explain differences in learning outcomes between children captures the extent of equality in educational opportunities. This study uses large-scale data on literacy and numeracy outcomes for children of school age across East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) to investigate the contribution of family background to learning differences. The authors find that learning differences between children from less-advantaged households and those from more-advantaged households equals around one year or more of effective learning on average. Even so, family background does not fully explain why children of school starting age display large differences in learning between countries. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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