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Education, poverty and “purity” in the context of adolescent girls’ secondary school retention and dropout: A qualitative study from Karnataka, southern IndiaRamanaik, S., Collumbien, M., Prakash, R., … Bhattacharjee, P. - 2018 - PLoS ONE, 13(9)
Background Gender-related norms and poverty remain important structural barriers to secondary school attendance among adolescent girls in southern India. We analyse how gender norms interact with family deprivation and dynamics to result in girls dropping out of school; we identify the main facilitators of school retention and changes to gender socialisation. Methods Longitudinal qualitative case studies with 36 girls were nested within a cluster randomized trial to evaluate the Samata...