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Role of parental literacy in explaining gender difference: Evidence from child schooling in India

Kambhampati, US and Pal, S (2001) Role of parental literacy in explaining gender difference: Evidence from child schooling in India European Journal of Development Research, 13 (2). pp. 97-119.

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Abstract

Using the WIDER data-set from rural West Bengal, this article examines gender differences in child schooling, using indicators of school enrolment and attainment at the primary level. Among various factors studied, there is only weak evidence that characteristics of the older siblings and household resource constraint can explain this observed gender difference. There is, however, significant evidence that paternal and maternal education explain gender differences in both school enrolment and attainment: while father's education has a significant impact on both boy's and girl's education at the primary level, mother's literacy has greater impact on the chances of daughters being educated than sons. In other words, when mothers have bargaining power, in this case via education, they are likely to increase collective household welfare rather than to perpetuate discriminatory practices.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kambhampati, USUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pal, Ss.pal@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2001
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:11
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/817891

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