A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DROP-OUTS AND STAY-INS IN RELATION TO CASTE, OCCUPATION AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND OF THEIR PARENTS

Mohd. Abid Siddiqui, Afa Dul Mujiaba

Abstract


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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drop-out, stay-ins, SES, caste, occupation and educational background

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