Travel Cost and Dropout from Secondary Schools in Nepal

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Fig. 3. Distribution of Travel Time of Children Enrolled versus Dropped out*. ∗ The plot is a kernel density estimate which has been generated through ggplot2 function in R Studio using bandwidth adjustment factor of 10.

The study relates the association between travel time to the lower secondary and secondary public schools of Nepal and the dropout grade before leaving secondary school. Using an ordered logit model we find that as the travel time to the school increases, students are more likely to dropout from the school system in earlier grades. The results from this study will be useful to policymakers, especially from developing countries, as it places transport in the context of education.