Intergenerational Educational Mobility among Toto Tribe of Alipurduar District of West Bengal
Keywords:Intergenerational mobility, Educational mobility, Gender gap
Intergenerational mobility is a method of assessing the relationship between the socioeconomic condition of an individual and that of their progeny. Educational mobility refers that the transfer of parental educational attainment to their child. Higher mobility would result from a poor link between parent’s education levels and children's educational levels, while lower mobility would result from a strong link. A change in career or giving up an educational status could indicate a change in the acceptable quality of living in values and ideologies. In the Alipurduar district of West Bengal, In India only one little settlement known as Totopara home to isolated tribal community known as the Toto. Toto’s are mostly illiterate in previous generation, however recently change in the education has been observed. The present study aims to study the structural change in the education among Toto tribe. Further, an attempt has also been made look at the factor associated with the educational mobility. The study is based on primary survey and total of 150 household has been considered. To study the educational mobility, three generations were chosen: the first generation (grandfather or grandmother), the second generation (father or mother), and the third generation (grandson or granddaughter).
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