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Title:Access to schooling and staying in school in selected Sub-Saharan African countries
Authors:Kuépié, Mathias
Shapiro, David
Tenikue, MichelISNI
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
women's education
access to education
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8268.12156
Abstract:This article jointly investigates factors driving the processes of accessing and staying in school in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors explicitly account for the fact that staying in school or its converse, dropping out, is observed only among children who ever attend school. They use data from Demographic and Health Surveys from 12 countries. They?nd that access to school is typically lower for females, rural youth, and those from poorer households. Conditional on having ever attended school, these factors, as well as age in grade, an indicator of performance in school, typically help account for staying in school. The authors also?nd that keeping girls at school is very sensitive to school performance: girls with comparatively weak performance in school are more likely than their male counterparts to drop out of school, while girls who do relatively well in school are more likely to remain in school than boys, other things being equal. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]