IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/femeco/v22y2016i1p54-79.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Child Marriage, Education, and Agency in Uganda

Author

Listed:
  • Quentin Wodon
  • Minh Cong Nguyen
  • Clarence Tsimpo

Abstract

This contribution relies on four different approaches and data sources to assess and discuss the impact of child marriage on secondary school enrollment and completion in Uganda. The four data sources are: (1) qualitative evidence on differences in community and parental preferences for the education of boys and girls and on the higher likelihood of girls to drop out of school in comparison to boys; (2) reasons declared by parents as to why their children have dropped out of school; (3) reasons declared by secondary school principals as to why students drop out; and (4) econometric estimation of the impact of child marriage on secondary school enrollment and completion. Together, the four approaches provide strong evidence that child marriage reduces secondary school enrollment and completion for girls with substantial implications for agency.

Suggested Citation

  • Quentin Wodon & Minh Cong Nguyen & Clarence Tsimpo, 2016. "Child Marriage, Education, and Agency in Uganda," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(1), pages 54-79, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:22:y:2016:i:1:p:54-79
    DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2015.1102020
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/13545701.2015.1102020
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Jennifer L. Solotaroff & Rohini Prabha Pande, 2014. "Violence against Women and Girls : Lessons from South Asia," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 20153.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Efevbera, Yvette & Bhabha, Jacqueline & Farmer, Paul E. & Fink, G√ľnther, 2017. "Girl child marriage as a risk factor for early childhood development and stunting," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 185(C), pages 91-101.
    2. World Bank Group, 2018. "AFCW3 Economic Update, Fall 2018," World Bank Other Operational Studies 30868, The World Bank.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:22:y:2016:i:1:p:54-79. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Chris Longhurst). General contact details of provider: http://www.tandfonline.com/RFEC20 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.