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Parental Income and School Attendance in a Low-Income Country: a semi-parametric analysis

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  • Cogneau, Denis
  • Maurin, Eric

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Using data covering three successive generations of Malagasy people, we construct a new semi- parametric estimator of the effect of parental income on the decision to send children to school. We propose new tests of simultaneity and hereditary biases affecting the usual estimates of this effect. We reveal the importance of the first type of bias. Our estimates show that the existing literature underestimates the real effect of family resources on decisions as to whether or not to send children to school by not taking enough account of the simultaneity of income formation processes and schooling decisions.

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Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/4580.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Publication status: Published in DIAL Document de travail, 2001
Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/4580

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Keywords: scolarisation; revenu parental;

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  1. Yingying Dong & Arthur Lewbel, 2012. "Simple Estimators for Binary Choice Models with Endogenous Regressors," Working Papers 111204, University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics.
  2. Magnac, Thierry & Maurin, Eric, 2003. "Identification and Information in Monotone Binary Models," IDEI Working Papers, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse 180, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse, revised Oct 2004.
  3. Michael Grimm, 2008. "Food Price Inflation and Children's Schooling," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 844, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Lewbel, Arthur & Schennach, Susanne M., 2007. "A simple ordered data estimator for inverse density weighted expectations," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 136(1), pages 189-211, January.
  5. Marta RUBIO CODINA & Pierre DUBOIS, 2012. "Child Care Provision : Semiparametric Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 105-106, pages 8.
  6. Yingying Dong & Arthur Lewbel, 2004. "A Simple Estimator for Binary Choice Models with Endogenous Regressors," Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics 604, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 15 Jun 2012.
  7. Arthur Lewbel & Susanne M. Schennach, 2003. "A Simple Ordered Data Estimator For Inverse Density Weighted Functions," Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics 557, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 01 May 2005.
  8. Marcio Gold Firmo & Rodrigo R. Soares, 2011. "Uma Análise Da Transmissãointergeracional De Capital Humano No Brasil," Anais do XXXVIII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 38th Brazilian Economics Meeting], ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of 228, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  9. Arthur Lewbel, 2012. "An Overview of the Special Regressor Method," Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics 810, Boston College Department of Economics.
  10. Arthur Lewbel, 2000. "Endogenous Selection Or Treatment Model Estimation," Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics 462, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 13 Jun 2007.
  11. Christelle Dumas, 2004. "Impact de la structure familiale sur les décisions parentales de mise au travail des enfants : le cas du Brésil," Revue d’économie du développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 18(1), pages 71-99.

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