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The effects of the demolition of the family housing on child schooling in Cameroon

Nguenda Anya Saturnin Bertrand

Journal of Housing Economics, 2019, vol. 46, issue C

Abstract: The objective of this study is to measure the impact of the demolition of the housing of a household during a school year on the capacity of the child to complete this school year by limiting ourselves to primary education. The methodology is based on a bi-variate model with instrumental variables made up of two equations, one explaining the demolition of the housing of the family and the other explaining the schooling problems of the child. The data used comes from the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) organized in 2011 by the National Institute of Statistics. The results reveal that the demolition of the family housing has a negative impact on the completion of the school year by the child. The probability that the child completes his school year when the family residence has been demolished during the school year decreases by approximately 35.3%. By instrumentalising the variable demolition of the housing, the negative effect of this variable on school completion increases, the marginal effect goes from 35.8% to 67.17%.

Keywords: Demolition; Family housing; Household; Child schooling; Primary education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R21 R22 R28 D1 I21 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jhe.2019.03.005

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