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The Dinaledi intervention programme in Eastern Cape schools

13 August 2015
Publication Type: Working Paper
JEL Code: I21, I24, I26

The study seek to examine the relationship between educational inputs, primarily the Dinaledi intervention programme and school outcomes in the Eastern Cape in a period heading into the second decade of democracy.  The Dinaledi programme is one of the government’s intervention programmes to redress the inequalities which provided resources to the disadvantaged Black communities, more especially in the former homeland system. The study employed a pseudo panel analysis on the attempt to answer the question of interest, of the relationship between the Dinaledi intervention programme and schooling outcomes in the Eastern Cape. Considering the random effect regression Dinaledi school/schools were less likely to increase dropout rate by 0.099% with reference to non-Dinaledi school/schools.   Further extensions of the analysis were looking at the distribution of the Dinaledi programme on gender issues by using the DiNardo- Fortin-Lemieux (DFL) estimation.  Gender was investigated to find out if the province still had persistent gender gaps. Eastern Cape schooling outcomes can be strongly explained by the Dinaledi intervention programme with females and Blacks becoming more responsive to dropping out than their counterparts.

Series title: Working paper 535
1 August 2015
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