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How Does Additional Education Affect Willingness to Work in Rural Remote Areas in Low-Income Contexts? An Application on Health Workers in Tanzania

Julie Riise

Journal of Development Studies, 2013, vol. 49, issue 2, 301-314

Abstract: A data set capturing stated preferences among freshly educated Tanzanian health workers with basic and more advanced education is applied to investigate how additional education affects willingness to work in rural areas. To control for selection into the additional education scheme, the two cadres are matched on propensity scores. It turns out that those health workers with advanced education would have been more likely to prefer a job in a rural remote area had they not received this education. The finding is significant and substantial with several different specifications and robust with regards to omitted variables.

Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.733371

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