Formal Education and Socio-Economic Condition of Rural People in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study between Literate and Illiterate People on Raninagar Upazilla of Naogaon District

Md. Abdul Kafi, Md. Afzal Hossain


Abstract: The study focuses only the socio-economical condition of the people who take the formal education from any institution. This paper is to explore the difference between literate and illiterate people, their socio-economic condition and their life style in society. The study represent that literate people earn more compared to the illiterate people. Social acceptance of literate respondents was found significant compared to the illiterate respondents in the study area. Formal education developed the people of social relationship, interaction of individuals, groups, institutions and organization of society. Formal education has a positive effect on health .Most of the literate people having good health but illiterate people not having good health. Illiterate people suffer from various diseases. So, it may be declared that the formal education has a positive effect on the society. In this study it is clear that the literate families were found comparatively developed than illiterate families. So, it can be boldly pronounced that there are significant effects of formal education in every sphere of human life and on society.

Keywords: Formal Education, Socio-economic Condition, Comparative Study, Literate and Illiterate People, Bangladesh.

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