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School's out: Why northern Uganda girls and boys are not getting an education and what to do about it

Department For International Development

October 17
11:54 2019

Abstract

This Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) working paper presents findings from research examining the sharp decrease in girls and boys school attendance that was witnessed between 20132018 in northern Uganda.

The paper explains why some households withdrew their children from school, while others were able to find ways to send their children to school. The data presented in this study is drawn from a large-scale representative panel survey across Lango and Acholi sub regions, northern Uganda. It also draws upon in-depth qualitative research with a sample of households drawn from the SLRC panel survey.

This research is part of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) programme

Citation

Atim, T., Mazurana, D., and Marshak, A. (2019) Schools out: why northern Ugandas girls and boys are not getting an education and what to do about it. Working paper. London: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium.

Schools out: Why northern Uganda girls and boys are not getting an education and what to do about it

Published 14 August 2019