Preferences of Households for Schooling
This paper examines the parent’s presences of private versus public schooling of their children as an outcome of different family size parent’s characteristics, child’s characteristics and school characteristics which are further divided into more subcategories such as income of parents, medium of instruction of school, locality education, age of child, and adult’s members of family so these are the main areas to find out the results. Households are of pivotal importance in educational outcomes of any country because no matter what the government planes so the key decision comes from households. Probit model has used for estimating effect of all these mentioned attributes on school presence by using analysis. Data has been collected from Multan, Taunsa Shareef and DG of Pakistan. We conclude that there is strong preference for private schools not only in the higher income class but economic class particularly in urban areas. It has been observed that income and education of parents and school characteristics such as medium of instruction especially and the positive attributes in school presence, so this attribute is towards private schooling economically well off parents and educated parents prefer higher schooling standards for their spring off. Child characteristics have varied impact over school presence whereas family size has negative relation with the school presence towards private schooling.
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