Education and Freedom of Choice: Evidence from Arranged Marriages in Vietnam
AbstractUsing household data from Vietnam, we provide evidence on the causal effects of education on freedom of spouse choice. We use war disruptions and spatial indicators of schooling supply as instruments. The point estimates indicate that a year of additional schooling reduces the probability of an arranged marriage by about 14 percentage points for an individual with 8 years of schooling. We also estimate bounds that do not rely on the exact exclusion restrictions (lower bound is 6-7 percentage points). The impact of education is strong for women, but much weaker for men.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy in its series Working Papers with number 2009-15.
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Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Arranged Marriage; Education; Schooling; Freedom of choice; Development; Vietnam; Social Interactions;
Other versions of this item:
- Emran, M. Shahe & Maret-Rakotondrazaka, Fenohasina & Smith, Stephen C., 2012. "Education and Freedom of Choice: Evidence from Arranged Marriages in Vietnam," IZA Discussion Papers 6862, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-10-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2010-10-02 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2010-10-02 (Education)
- NEP-HAP-2010-10-02 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HRM-2010-10-02 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2010-10-02 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SEA-2010-10-02 (South East Asia)
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