Parents’ perspectives on quality of schooling in Andhra Pradesh, India

Parents’ perspectives on quality of schooling in Andhra Pradesh, India

The post-MDG development agenda recognises that simply getting children enrolled in school does not equate with better learning outcomes for children.

This paper is based on analysis of in-depth interviews with parents of children aged 9-10 years in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP), India, as part of research for Young Lives, a fifteen-year study of childhood poverty being carried out with 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the State of Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam. The study aims to improve understandingof the causes and consequences of childhood poverty and the role of policies in improving children’s life chances.