Determinants of private demand - regional disparity, Microeconomics

Determinants of Private Demand - Regional Disparity

There is imbalance in distribution of facilities. There are over 600000 villages in India. And there were over 8737 degree colleges and 2409 colleges of professional education in the year 2002. Naturally every village cannot have a college. There are three categories of students in terms of distance between their place of residence and location of the college: students who live in cities or large and medium towns where colleges are located; students who live in large villages having transport facilities to cities and towns where colleges are located; remote rural areas which are not well connected to towns and cities either by road or other modes of transport. Students from remote rural areas have additional problems in pursuing higher education as compared to those who live in towns and cities or large villages having infrastructure facilities.

There are also problems of boarding and lodging which involves extra cost. The problems of imbalanced distribution of opportunities is more pronounced in the case of post graduate education and research which is normally pursued in universities and post graduate centres attached to them. There are 272 Universities in the country. With the exception of a few rural universities/centres they are located in urban centres. Students from rural areas find it difficult to pursue their education in colleges and Universities.

A study conducted to assess the personal profiles, interpersonal relations and leadership patterns of rural students in the urban metropolis of Bangalore city during 1980-81 (Seetharamu, 1985) had revealed that one-third of the rural students securing admission to post graduate courses could not enrol themselves. A follow up study revealed that their main problem was that of boarding and lodging. They did not have any kinship group in the city as they were first generation migrants. There were community/caste group hostels to which they did not belong. They could not get access to general hostels run by the government either due to lack of information or due to pressure on the limited capacity. This fact lays bare the region specificity of educational opportunity as an important determinant of private investment in education. Many students simply forego the educational opportunity because of the heavy marginal costs.

Posted Date: 12/17/2012 4:16:14 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Determinants of private demand - regional disparity, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Determinants of private demand - regional disparity, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Determinants of private demand - regional disparity Discussions

Write discussion on Determinants of private demand - regional disparity
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
What are the differences between the IS-LM model and the Keynesian model?  The 'simple' Keynesian model is a simplified model to exemplify Keynes's idea about the equilibrium i

Illustrate and discuss the impliction of various market structures(competitive and non-competitive)

draw a production possibility frontier task using the graph and value and identity the pareto efficent and inefficient point and the marginal oppotunity cost of x for each point of

in the case of a decline in velel of private investment spending, why the effect on equilibrium output exceeds the magnitude of the initial shock? also, what are the effects of th

Calculating Variance (σ) The standard deviations of the 2 jobs are: The standard deviation is used when there are several outcomes instead of only two. * An Examp

Telecommunications industry in South Africa

Given the following table MUx MUx/Px Qty MUy MUy/Py 80 40 1 68 17 52 26 2 32 8 20 10 3 28 7 16 8 4 24 6 8 4 5 20 5

related documents, photos,paper for permission from court etc.

"Dr. Arata Kochi, the World Health Organisation malaria chief,... [says that] eradication is counterproductive. With enough money, he said, current tools like nets, medicines and D

Problem 1: (a) Differentiate between positive and negative externalities? Justify your answer using examples. (b) To what extent do government policies influence externali