Food Price Inflation and Children's Schooling
AbstractI analyze the impact of food price inflation on parental decisions to send their children to school. Moreover, I use the fact that food crop farmers and cotton farmers were exposed differently to that shock to estimate the income elasticity of school enrolment. The results suggest that the shock-induced loss in purchasing power had an immediate effect on enrolment rates. Instrumental variable estimates show that the effect of household income on children's school enrolment is much larger than a simple OLS regression would suggest. Hence, policies to expand education in Sub-Saharan Africa, should not neglect the demand side.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 844.
Length: 31 p.
Date of creation: 2008
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Education; Household Income; Inflation; Aggregate Shocks; Africa;
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
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AFR-2008-12-21 (Africa)
- NEP-AGR-2008-12-21 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2008-12-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2008-12-21 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2008-12-21 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2008-12-21 (Labour Economics)
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