Seasonality and Access to Education: the case of primary education in sub-Saharan Africa

Hadley, Sierd (2010) Seasonality and Access to Education: the case of primary education in sub-Saharan Africa. Project Report. Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE), London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper draws together research on seasonality, child labour and education in the context of primary education in sub-Saharan Africa. It describes how income poverty and demand for labour can fluctuate within and between years, affecting participation and progression through school systems. It highlights how analysis of the private and public costs of education frequently ignore the significance of seasonal patterns related to the agricultural cycle and migration. It argues that education policy and practice should be more clearly articulated with fluctuations in household income, demand for labour (especially school age children), and seasonal migration cycles. Educational reforms to improve school enrolment and lessen the burden of education on poor will not succeed unless seasonality is recognised.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Additional Information: ISBN: 0901881406
Keywords: access;education;seasonality;primary;sub-Saharan;Africa
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary education
Depositing User: Justine Charles
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 10:54
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2418

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