A Multidimensional Perspective on Education in Developing Countries

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This PhD research aims to increase knowledge on educational outcomes in low income and lower-middle-income countries by examining the intergenerational correlation of education in multiple dimensions, given the complexity inherent in the concept and the global persistence in the number of early school leavers. The proposition is that in order to combat the high rate of school dropout among the poor, it is necessary to explore the gaps that exist due to inherited limited opportunities from parents and a lack of basic necessities for a comfortable standard of living.
The analysis is on two fronts. First, by increasing opportunities educationally, economically, and socially in society so that the independence of children’s education to that of their parents will be enhanced. This may be done through public policies or actions that favour the socioeconomically disadvantaged in the society. Second, by increasing the absolute intergenerational mobility through the easing of deprivations in the households and their consequences, which make that school-aged individuals are more likely to leave school early.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Groot, Wim, Supervisor
  • Cabus, Sofie, Supervisor
Award date18 Oct 2021
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789464234244
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • intergenerational correlation of education
  • institutional characteristics
  • deprivation
  • low income and lower-middle-income countries

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