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Title: The impact of primary education on school-to-work transitions for young people in rural Bolivia
Authors: Punch, Samantha
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Keywords: Bolivia
youth transitions
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Punch S (2004) The impact of primary education on school-to-work transitions for young people in rural Bolivia, Youth and Society, 36 (2), pp. 163-182.
Abstract: As in many parts of the majority world, primary education in rural Bolivia is constrained by a range of factors: poor teaching quality, lack of resources, limited infrastructure, inadequate teaching materials, and low wages for teachers. Furthermore, high rates of absenteeism, drop-out, repetition, and failure can be exacerbated by children's work responsibilities and harsh weather conditions. This article draws on a case study of a rural community in Bolivia to indicate the ways in which the structural constraints of primary education impact upon young people's school-to-work transitions. Although many children enjoy their experience at school and appreciate the opportunity to gain literacy and numeracy skills, formal education is unlikely to increase their future livelihood options.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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