DETERMINANTS OF HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA

Nivedita Sarkar

Abstract


Drawing on 64th round National Sample Survey unit level data – this study attempts to examine the key determinants of household expenditure on higher education in India. Based on Ordinary least square model (OLS) the studyfinds that due to huge economic burden of expenditure on higher education a typical household chooses to spend less onthe girl child. It further reveals the parental education and household income play pivotal role in determining households’ educational expenditure along with individual’s caste group – specifically, households belonging to backward caste groups spend less thangeneral category households. Therefore, the study providesa rationale for costsharing between the state and households for inclusive higher education.


Keywords


Household expenditure, Higher Education, Caste, Gender, Location

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