EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Willingness to Pay for Education for Daughters in Contrast to Sons: Evidence from Rural Peru

Paul Gertler () and Paul Glewwe ()

World Bank Economic Review, 1992, vol. 6, issue 1, 171-88

Abstract: In most of the developing world the education of women lags behind that of men. This could come about from a lack of parental desire for educated daughters or from a perception by the parents that there is a lower net return to education for girls. The relation between gender and education in rural Peru is explored using data from the 1985-86 Peru Living Standards Survey. A model of educational choice is developed. The estimated demand functions are used to assess the impact of user fees on demand and revenues. The empirical evidence indicates that parents are more willing to pay for reduced travel time to secondary school for boys than for girls. However, parents are willing to pay increased fees for girls' schooling sufficient to generate teachers' salaries. Copyright 1992 by Oxford University Press.

Date: 1992
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (22) Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:oup:wbecrv:v:6:y:1992:i:1:p:171-88

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.oup.co.uk/journals

Access Statistics for this article

World Bank Economic Review is currently edited by Jaime de Melo

More articles in World Bank Economic Review from World Bank Group Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Oxford University Press ().

 
Page updated 2020-07-06
Handle: RePEc:oup:wbecrv:v:6:y:1992:i:1:p:171-88