Measuring Higher Education Access

Purpose and Context

  • C. M. Malish Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration
Keywords: India, gross enrollment ratio, access to higher education, eligible enrollment ratio

Abstract

Gross enrollment ratio (GER) is a widely used indicator to measure access to education. Recently, another indicator called eligible enrollment ratio (EER) was introduced. This article attempts to compare GER and EER and their utility in assessing the progress of higher education in India. This article argues that GER is more likely to remain the most appropriate indicator for measuring access to higher education. 

Author Biography

C. M. Malish, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration

C. M. Malish is assistant professor at the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, India. Email: malishchirakkal@gmail.com.

Published
2021-04-12
How to Cite
Malish, C. (2021). Measuring Higher Education Access. International Higher Education, (106), 9-10. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14519
Section
Articles