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Title:Educational inequalities between siblings: evidence from six sub-Saharan African countries
Authors:Senghor, Hady
Wolff, François-Charles
Year:2017
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
Volume:29
Issue:2
Pages:223-236
Language:English
Geographic terms:Burkina Faso
Kenya
Nigeria
South Africa
Uganda
Senegal
Subjects:education
academic achievement
family
Link:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8268.12252
Abstract:This paper investigates the determinants of educational achievements using household data collected in 2009 and 2010 from six sub-Saharan African countries. The econometric strategy combines estimation of random effect Probit models and variance decompositions to assess the relative contributions of between-family and within-family inequalities in schooling. Whilst the selected countries are rather heterogeneous in terms of economic development and public education expenditures, very similar results are found in five out of the six sub-Saharan countries. More than two-thirds of differences in schooling are explained by educational differences between families and within-household inequalities are very difficult to explain by observed family characteristics. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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