Mohd. Abid Siddiqui, Afa Dul Mujiaba


The major thrust of this paper was to study the primary school drop-outs and stay-ins in regard to caste, occupation and educational background of their parents. The Present study was carried-out on the sample of 200 students comprising of 100 drop-outs and 100 stay-ins selected through stratified random sampling method from 80 primary schools of Poonch district. In order to measure the caste, occupation and educational background of drop-outs and stay-ins a standardized Socio-Economic status scale (SES) was used to collect the required information. The collected data was tabulated by using percentage method. The study revealed that majority of students who dropped-out from the schools before completing their elementary education belonged to low caste, occupation and educational background as compared to their stay-ins counterpart. In the end of this paper, some suggestive measures have been put forward by the authors.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.348


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