The book is a very useful and timely publication. The book carries useful references for the interest of researchers. The authors deserve credit for their endevour in analysing various important dimensions of elementary education with a new approach.
This book is really interesting and useful for the people in the fields of primary and elementary education, health, welfare economics, education finance and funding. It may also be useful for the NGOs, administrators, donors and multilateral agencies active in the field of education.
The Economics of Elementary Education in India in India is one of the most recent detailed reports on education from India. In light of the limited availability of reliable, large-scale education data from India and from developing countries in general, this study is a welcome addition to the literature….
Drawing on regional contrasts to the problem of State finances that seems to impede the goal of UEE, the [book] offers several interesting results and ideas on the “financing aspects” of elementary education…. Arguments and analyses presented in [this volume] are amply supported through copious evidence collected from a large-scale survey covering “more than 120000 households, and 1000 schools spread across 91 districts”.
…given the scarcity of other recent, reliable and large-scale information on costs and finance of elementary schooling, it is a valuable resource for both policy and research audiences interested in the economics behind the failing of the elementary school systems; household demands for schooling ; public spending and external aid in India; and related issues.
The Economics of Elementary Education in India thrashes out key aspects of the economics of the elementary education system in the poorer and educationally backward states of India, also examining and comparing the former with the high-achiever states in terms of elementary education.
This volume discusses the first state-by-state analysis of major cost and financing issues, based on data gathered from one of the most comprehensive surveys conducted in recent times on the key aspects of the economics of the elementary education system in the poorer and educationally backward states of India. The surveys and analyses of the type reported in this volume help policy-makers and scholars get a better picture of the ground realities.