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Child Schooling in India: Is there any evidence of a gender bias?

  • Itismita Mohanty

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    (NATSEM, University of Canberra)

  • Anu Rammohan

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    (Economics, The University of Western Australia)

The aim of this paper is to analyse factors that influence schooling outcomes among children in India, specifically focusing on the role of gender. Using the nationally representative Indian National Family Health Survey 2005-06,our analysis finds statistically significant evidence of male advantage both in schooling attendance as well as years of schooling. However, using a cluster fixed-effects model, our analysis finds that within a cluster, contingent on being enrolled, girls spend more years in school relative to boys. Other results show that parental schooling has a positive and statistically significant impact on child schooling. There is also statistically significant wealth effect, community effect and regional disparities between states in India.

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Paper provided by University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling in its series NATSEM Working Paper Series with number 13/21.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2013
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Publication status: Published as a NATSEM Working Paper series
Handle: RePEc:cba:wpaper:wp1121
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