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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 Investigating poverty : an example from Tanzania

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 Investigating poverty : an example from Tanzania Sheila Smith and John Sender Investigating the dynamics of rural long distances from the road to arrive at the differentiation and class formation were at the houses of people to interview. forefront of our research in Lushoto District, Tanga Region, Tanzania in 1986. But The most effective means of locating the precisely because of our focus on poorest people turned out to be via the primary differentiation and class formation among schools. Since primary education is households, we were careful to devise compulsory from age seven to fourteen, the techniques of reaching households which schools are supposed to have a comprehensive might be omitted if we relied on local people's list of school age children. Most children do answers to questions concerning poverty and attend some part of Standard One, but there is wealth. a very serious problem of absenteeism. Discussions with Headmasters (sic) and with Initial contacts between outside researchers the District Education Officer indicated that and local people tend to be with the most the problem became particularly severe during articulate, educated, politically influential, etc. Standard Three, because of the requirement but in addition, ...

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