Profile of Sample Population: An Overview

  • Charu JainEmail author
  • Narayan Prasad


This chapter provides an overview of the sample population to have an insight about the quality of secondary education in schools in a more comprehensive way. The information provided in this chapter is purely based on the primary survey data collected from 41 sample schools in Delhi by interviewing students, teachers, and key informers. The chapter is divided into four sections—the first section discusses the in-depth profile of sample schools in terms of facilities available in general, types of courses offered, enrolments, teachers and their qualifications, etc.; the second section elaborates the characteristics of teachers in sample schools; the third section deals with the socio-demographic characteristics of student respondents who are presently studying in selected sample schools in lower and senior secondary level of education; while the last section summarizes the major findings.


Government schools Private schools Socio-demographic characteristics Teachers’ characteristics Class size Family background Students’ characteristics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Council of Applied Economic ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesIndira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)New DelhiIndia

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