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This paper is an effort to identify the difference between government and private primary schools in terms of physical infrastructure, schooling costs and student's performance. Further, the present paper assessed the role of physical infrastructure and schooling costs on the performance of students.

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Why is it important?

Since government primary schools hold more than 70 percent of total students, there is an urgent need to improve the standards of primary education in these schools. Further, efforts are needed to reduce the gaps between private and public schools in terms of its basic physical facilities and performance of students in the country.

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This page is a summary of: Government versus private primary schools in India, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, October 2013, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijssp-12-2012-0105.
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