The Push Towards UPE and the Determinants of the Demand for Education in Tanzania
AbstractThis paper uses household data to investigate the determinants of demand for education in Tanzania and test whether these have changed during the government’s push for Universal Primary Education in the 2000s. We find that the abolition of school fees was followed by an overall increase in enrolment, yet the sustained importance of household’s consumption, livelihood and education indicates that the socio-economic standing of the household remains an important source of educational inequality. We also include estimated returns to education as an explanatory factor but find no indications that returns determine demand in Tanzania.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 472.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 02 Nov 2010
Date of revision: 13 Mar 2012
Note: The original title of this working paper was: "Determinants of demand for education in Tanzania: Costs, returns and preferences"
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Primary education; household behaviour; Tanzania;
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- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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- NEP-ALL-2010-11-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2010-11-13 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2010-11-13 (Labour Economics)
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