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Title:Parental attitudes and demand for schooling in Ethiopia
Author:Weir, SharadaISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Journal of African Economies (ISSN 0963-8024)
Volume:20
Issue:1
Pages:90-110
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:schooling
attitudes
parents
Link:http://jae.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/1/90.full.pdf
Abstract:Parental attitudes towards education may determine a child's enrolment and years of formal education completed. To the extent that attitudes are measurable and important, they should explain household demand for schooling in the absence of constraints. This study measures attitudes, explains their formation and investigates the role of attitudes in the allocation of human capital in rural Ethiopia. Parental attitudes towards schooling are found generally to be favourable, and differences in attitudes help explain household enrolment decisions. However, attitudes alone cannot account for low enrolment in rural Ethiopia. High direct and opportunity costs of schooling also limit school participation in the face of credit constraints. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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