Policy note on pre-primary schooling: An empirical contribution to the 2009 Medium Term Strategic Framework

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2010
 
Publication date: 2010
 
Author(s):
[protected email address] (Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch)
 
Abstract:

Various data analysis approaches are used to gauge recent pre-primary enrolment trends in South Africa and the level of compliance with official age-grade norms in Grades R and 1. An analysis of the circumstances of Grade R learners finds that large class sizes are a problem. Two separate logit models are used to examine what factors are associated with better pre-school participation and whether participation in pre-school leads to better learning outcomes in primary school.

 
JEL Classification:

I21, I28

Keywords:

Pre-primary schooling, South Africa, Age-grade norms

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