Parental involvement in low-achieving children's learning: The role of household wealth in rural India
International Journal of Educational Research
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Cashman, L., Sabates Aysa, R., & Alcott, B. (2021). Parental involvement in low-achieving children's learning: The role of household wealth in rural India. International Journal of Educational Research, 105 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101701
Existing research recognises that while parents often aspire to be involved in their children’s education, some face barriers that prevent this. Studies situated in the Global North recognise economic constraints as a barrier, presenting a steep gradient whereby the richer households are, the higher their parental involvement levels. This paper analyses the influence of household wealth on parental involvement in low achieving children's education in a resource-constrained area in rural Uttar Pradesh, India. Based on regression models from a sample of 13,558 households, we corroborate evidence from wealthier contexts: wealthier parents are consistently more likely to be involved in low-achieving children’s learning, suggesting that stakeholders should be aware of the potential influence of household wealth on parental involvement in rural India.
Funding for this project comes from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ES/P005349/1) and from Mars Wrigley Company Foundation.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101701
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