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Travel Cost and Dropout from Secondary Schools in Nepal
Recent working paper:
Sharma, Sabal and Levinson, D. (2018) Travel Cost and Dropout from Secondary Schools in Nepal.
Distribution of one-way travel time to lower secondary and secondary public schools in Nepal. Children enrolled vs. children dropped out.
The study relates the association between travel time to the lower secondary and secondary public schools of Nepal and the dropout grade before leaving secondary school using an ordered logit model. It is shown that as the travel time to the school increases, students are more likely to dropout from the school system in earlier grades. The results from this study will be useful to policymakers, especially from developing countries, as it places transport in the context of education.