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Is there a boy bias in household education expenditure? The case of Andhra Pradesh in India based on Young Lives data

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This paper asks whether there is a boy bias in household-level education expenditure for households with children aged 5 to 19 years old in Andhra Pradesh in India, based on Round 2 of the Young Lives survey conducted in 2006. The sample contains 982 households comprising 2578 children. The analysis is based on both demand analysis and a hurdle model. The results show that there is a bias favouring boys in terms of school enrolment as the children get older, captured by age categories 10–14 a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Himaz, R
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Young Lives Working Paper
Publication date:
2009-01-01
Paper number:
46
ISBN:
9781904427490

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