Higher education and inequality : the Indian case

Razak, Shihas Abdul (2020) Higher education and inequality : the Indian case. Project Report. Azim Premji Foundation, Bengaluru.

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Abstract

In the present day knowledge economies, societies have a formidable task of ensuring skills and training for every individual to endow each individual with resources to lead a dignified life, and at a broader level, to fuel the economic progress. The jobs are becoming more and more demanding in terms of skills required, which makes on-job screening increasingly hard and expensive. To tackle this issue, employers use education as a signaling device for one’s abilities and do screening for hiring processes primarily based on educational qualification. This is commonly referred to as the ‘sorting’ or ‘filtering’ function of education. Therefore, an individual’s earning, and thereby life prospects of leading dignified lives depend heavily on his/her educational attainment. This is especially true for higher education, which is, in essence, designed for the sorting purpose.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Higher education, Secondary education, knowledge economies, Human capital, Education and technology, Education enrolments, India
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Knowledge Resource Centre
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2021 09:53
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 09:53
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2808
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