The Influence Of Transport Cost Differentials On Access To Secondary Education In
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The Influence Of Transport Cost Differentials On Access To Secondary Education In Kenya
The government of Kenya introduced Free Tuition Secondary Education (FTSE) in January 2008 with the aim of increasing transition from primary to secondary by 70% percent. However, since the introduction of FDSE, little is known on the burden born by parents when taking their children to secondary education in relation to transport cost. This paper sheds light on the associations between transport cost, gender, age, category of school and access to secondary education using data from one county in Eastern Kenya. The results show that the average distance from households to school is 24km, with day schools being closer at 12km and boarding schools 28km away. It also established that there DownloadViews: 20

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