Public or private? Determinants of parents’ preschool choice in India

  title={Public or private? Determinants of parents’ preschool choice in India},
  author={Saikat Ghosh and Subhasish Dey},
  journal={International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy},
  • Saikat Ghosh, S. Dey
  • Published 24 February 2020
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
Nowadays children aged between 3 and 6 years are mostly attending one of the two major forms of preschool viz. public and private preschools in India. Even though public preschools are free of any financial cost to the parents, their preference is more towards private preschools. Based on a primary sample of 1369 children from 1369 households, this study explores the determinants of parents’ preschool choices between public and private. Acknowledging the possible sample selection bias in… 
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