New Delhi : Two out of every three men could not continue school as they had to supplement household income whereas domestic chores was the single reason for half of women for that, says a survey report.

“While to supplement household income was the main reason for more than 70 per cent of males for currently not attending any educational institution, to attend domestic chores was the single reason for the same for more than half of females,” the report ‘Status of Education and Vocational Education India’ based on 68th round of National Sample Survey during July 2011 to June 2012 said, reports PTI.

The reason was citied for currently not attending any educational institution by the persons of age 5-29 years who ever attended any educational institution. Similarly, the study found that about 27 per cent in rural areas and 26.4 per cent in urban areas reported that they never attended any educational institution as ‘education not considered necessary.

These men and women are those who never attended any educational institution.

Among them 3.6 per cent in rural areas and 3.4 per cent in urban areas reported that they never attended any educational institution as the schools were too far. In rural areas 24.7 per cent of males and 28.4 per cent of females and in urban areas, 22.9 per cent of males and 29 per cent of females reported the reason ‘education not considered necessary’ for never attending educational institution.

Among males, nearly 25 per cent in rural areas and 33.2 per cent in urban areas reported the reason ‘to supplement household income’ while among females, nearly 29.3 per cent in rural areas and 28.1 per cent in urban areas reported the reason ‘to attend domestic chores’ for never attending educational institution.

Among persons of age 15-59 years, about 2.2 per cent reported to have received formal vocational training and 8.6 per cent reported to have received non-formal vocational training.

In rural areas, nearly 1.6 per cent of males compared to 0.9 per cent of females and in urban areas, nearly 5 per cent of males compared to 3.3 per cent of females reported to have received formal vocational training.

In rural areas, nearly 11.1 per cent of males compared to 5.5 per cent of females and in urban areas, nearly 13.7 per cent of males compared to 4.3 per cent of females reported to have received non-formal vocational training.

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