Literature on School Education, Quality, and Outcomes: A Review

  • Charu JainEmail author
  • Narayan Prasad


To understand why it is essential to invest in education and at what level of education, various research scholars across the globe have conducted research studies and have tried to analyse the relationship between educational performance indicators and socio-economic outcomes in developing the methods of measuring quality of education and identification of its determinants. This chapter reviews the literature of such noteworthy studies. However, it has been noted that in the absence of qualitative indicators of education, most researchers have used quantitative indicators as a base for doing these analyses. Although most of the research work in this area has been conducted at global level, we have tried to present a few Indian cases as well to identify what has already been done and what needs to be done.


Secondary education Educational outcomes Economic Health Social Quality 


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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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