School closures are hurting less privileged students disproportionately
SummaryIndia has had the seventh-longest school closure in the world, affecting over 300 million school-children. Underprivileged students without access to smartphones and computers have been hit hardest
For most people across the world, how much they earn is determined by how wealthy and well-educated their parents were. But the degree of ‘persistence’ in incomes across generations is much higher in India than in other developing countries, a team of World Bank researchers found in a 2018 study. In other words, children of under-educated parents in India find it much more difficult to rise up the educational and income ladder than in other large developing countries (China, Brazil, Indonesia, Egypt, and Nigeria) the researchers studied.