Factors Influencing the Educational Attainment in India

M.Mamatha1  and  V. Nageswara Rao2

1 Research Scholar Kakatiya University, Warangal.

2 Professor, Kakatiya University, Warangal.


                The study examines the determinants of educational outcome in India. The study is based on the NFHS-III data of the representative sample from all over the country, to examine the relative impacts of social, economical and household on the likelihood of transition from one educational level to the next. The poverty and the size of the family are observed to be the main hinders in achieving the higher education. The parent’s education and occupation plays a key role in achieving the educational advancement. In India the rural population is more than the urban and urban has the better level of educational attainment than rural. Most of the Indian population irrespective of the religion are uneducated and not working. Out Hindus, Muslims and Christians, obviously Hindus being largest population have large number educated and uneducated Though the Muslims are the second largest population, Christians have better educational attainment than the Muslims.

Key words: Educational attainment, Religion, Type of place of residence, wealth index, gender, Parents education and occupation, Number of children of 5 and under, Correspondence analysis.


InternationaleJournal of Mathematical Sciences, Technology and Humanities

Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages:  26 - 32