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In many developing countries, private unaided schools are serving the poor in large numbers. Some commentators view their presence as undesirable - in particular assuming that there is a conflict between 'commercial gain' and 'concern for the poor'. We show one way in which there is no conflict - the private unaided schools offer free or concessionary places to the poorest of the poor. Using data from a random sample of schools in Hyderabad, India, and a smaller sample in Makoko, Nigeria, we show that such places range from 10-20% of all places offered. © Institute of Economic Affairs 2005.
Author(s): Tooley J, Dixon P
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Economic Affairs
ISSN (print): 0265-0665
ISSN (electronic): 1468-0270
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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