Food price inflation and children's schooling
AbstractI analyze the impact of food price inflation on parental decisions to send theirchildren to school.* Moreover, I use the fact that food crop farmers and cottonfarmers were exposed differently to that shock to estimate the income elasticityof school enrolment. The results suggest that the shock-induced loss inpurchasing power had an immediate effect on enrolment rates. Instrumentalvariable estimates show that the effect of household income on childrenÂ’sschool enrolment is much larger than a simple OLS regression would suggest.Hence, policies to expand education in Sub-Saharan Africa should not neglectthe demand side.
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education; inflation; Africa.; aggregate shocks; household income;
Other versions of this item:
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
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