Intra-household gender-bias in children"s educational investment in rural Ethiopia
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Intra-household gender-bias in children"s educational investment in rural Ethiopia panel evidence by Andinet Delelegn.

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Published by Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute in Addis Ababa .
Written in English


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StatementAndinet Delelegn.
SeriesWorking paper -- no. 2/07
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16901721M
LC Control Number2008349489

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Policies that increase returns to girl’s education, increasing intrahousehold productivity, legislations that prohibit early marriage, etc. could mitigate the observed level of intra-household gender-bias against girls aged years. Keywords: Gender-bias, Hurdle models, children’s education, rural, by: 3. "Intra-household gender-bias in child educational spending in rural Ethiopia: panel evidence," Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Ethiopian Economics Association, vol. 16(2), pages , February. Handle: RePEc:ags:eeaejeCited by: 3. Gender bias is common among rural households in Ethiopia. It has been manifested in terms of different socio-economic outcomes. Using panel data from Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (ERHS) conducted in six waves from to , the study will try to empirically examine intrar-household gender gap in education spending among rural households in Ethiopia. Investment in children’s education is widely recognized as one of the basic requirements for economic development. However, for the vast majority of the poor in developing countries like Ethiopia, hunger and food insecurity are linked with low schooling among children.

  A significant literature on intra-household dynamics has found that women and men have different priorities when controlling income, with women more likely to invest in children’s education, nutrition and health (Hoddinott and Haddad, , Duflo and Udry, , Thomas, ). The household behaviour influences the household welfare as concluded by Fafchamps in his study on intra household welfare in rural Ethiopia [Fafchamps ()]. Arpino in his investigation on. The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE). Science, Technology and Medicine Journals Call for Academic Manuscripts. Ethiopia has gender roles that are common. The men plow, harvest, and trade goods; slaughter animals for food; herding; building houses; and cutting wood. The women are in charge of household chores such as: brewing beer, cooking, buying and selling spices, making butter, cutting and carrying wood, carrying water, and looking after the children.

Intra-Household Gender bias in Children’s Educational Investment amongRuralHouseholdsinEthiopia:ianEconomicAssociation,Working PaperSeries,No. We find a strong bias against investments in female education in rural Ethiopia. Controlling for key supply and demand side factors such as household income, parental education, distance to and quality of schools, girls who reside in rural areas are almost 12 percent less likely to be enrolled in primary school compared to boys. Extant literature have p rovided some evidence on gender bias in intra-household allocation o f resources (see Deaton, 19 89; Gong, et al. ), albei t only a few of such studies investigate. Recently some studies have investigated gender bias in intra-household education expenditure allocation in Indian states (Saha, ; Zimmerman, ) using different data sources, e.g. NSS 64 th.