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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Educational Development
Title Who goes to school? School enrollment patterns in Somalia
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Volume In Press, Corrected Proof
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738059310001343
Abstract
Somalia gained its independence in 1960; however, civil conflict broke out in 1991. The outbreak of civil conflict was the final blow for already collapsed education in Somalia. The civil conflict completely destroyed the remaining educational structure. Despite the protracted nature of the conflict Somalia has slowly been pushed Somalia out of the active international agenda. This paper aims to highlight the state of education in Somalia. The study examines 5969 households and presents the patterns of educational enrollment and attendance in Somalia, and identifies the major challenges of expanding education access in Somalia.

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