EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

What Did You Do All Day?: Maternal Education and Child Outcomes

Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das and Asim Ijaz Khwaja

Journal of Human Resources, 2012, vol. 47, issue 4

Abstract: Does maternal education have an impact on children's educational outcomes even at the very low levels found in many developing countries? We use instrumental variables analysis to address this issue in Pakistan. We find that children of mothers with some education spend 72 more minutes per day on educational activities at home. Mothers with some education also spend more time helping their children with school work. In the subset that have test scores available, children whose mothers have some education have higher scores by 0.23–0.35 standard deviations. We do not find support for channels through which education affects bargaining power within the household.

Date: 2012
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://jhr.uwpress.org/cgi/reprint/47/4/873
A subscripton is required to access pdf files. Pay per article is available.

Related works:
Working Paper: What did you do all day ? maternal education and child outcomes (2009) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:47:y:2012:iv:1:p:873-912

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Journal of Human Resources from University of Wisconsin Press
Series data maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2014-09-17
Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:47:y:2012:iv:1:p:873-912