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African Population Studies
Union for African Population Studies
ISSN: 0850-5780
Vol. 19, No. 1, 2004, pp. 99-117
Bioline Code: ep04006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Population Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2004, pp. 99-117

 en Who Drops Out of School in South Africa? The Influence of Individual and Household Characteristics
Sibanda, Amson

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 were 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 favor students from wealthier households.

 
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