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Tooley, James; Longfield, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The affordability of private education is a contentious issue. While the extent of "low-cost" private schooling is widely accepted, there is no agreement on what "low-cost" means in this context and how this relates to affordability for poor families. This paper addresses the lacuna in the literature by defining…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Costs, Tuition, Low Income Students
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Tooley, James – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
The phenomenon of low-cost private schools "mushrooming" in poor areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and elsewhere, is now well-documented. Findings from research by the author's teams and others show that these schools are serving a majority (urban and peri-urban) or significant minority (rural) of the poor, including…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Rural Areas