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Gender differences in intrahousehold schooling outcomes: the role of sibling characteristics and birth-order effects

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  • Anu Rammohan
  • Diane Dancer

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In this paper we examine the influence of gender, sibling characteristics and birth order on the schooling attainment of school-age Egyptian children. We use multivariate analysis to simultaneously examine three different schooling outcomes of a child having 'no schooling', 'less than the desired level of schooling', and an 'age-appropriate level of schooling'. Estimation results show strong evidence of gender, birth order and sibling characteristics on schooling attainment, with female and rural children particularly disadvantaged. Interestingly, our results show adverse effects on the schooling outcomes of first-born male children. Finally, we show that an improvement in parental education has large, positive and significant effects on the schooling attainment of children.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Education Economics.

Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 111-126

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Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:16:y:2008:i:2:p:111-126

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Keywords: egypt; schooling; gender; birth order;

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  1. Kelly Jones, 2014. "Growing Up Together: Cohort Composition and Child Investment," Demography, Springer, vol. 51(1), pages 229-255, February.
  2. Sanjaya DeSilva & Mohammed Mehrab Bin Bakhtiar, 2011. "Women, Schooling, and Marriage in Rural Philippines," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_701, Levy Economics Institute.

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