School Desegregation

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Desegregating Primary Education: Resetting The Scales Of Inequality?

Inequalities at birth contribute to unequal adult outcomes, often through selective exclusion from human capital markets and unequal labour market participation. Socio-economic segregation in the education sector is only reinforcing this cycle of inequality -- childhood deprivation travelling well into adulthood and often on to subsequent generations. The Right to Education Act (2009) attempts to change this narrative of early childhood socialisation through a selective balancing of the scales, mandating reservation of 25% seats in private unaided schools for economically weaker sections and disadvantaged groups.

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