School Participation in Rural Pakistan: A Situation Analysis

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The study highlights the major characteristics of schooling in rural Pakistan by providing a situation analysis in terms of access, equality and quality of education. A cohort-wise analysis for primary (5-9 age cohort) and secondary (10-14 age cohort) levels is carried out to look at the prevailing situation across provinces in terms of enrolment status, trends in participation and gender disparities. The relationship between poverty and education is also ascertained and factors obstructing entry to schooling in rural Pakistan are explored.