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Working-Age Adult Mortality, Orphan Status, and Child Schooling in Rural Mozambique

David Mather

No 119320, Food Security International Development Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: There is growing concern that the AIDS epidemic may reduce long-term human capital development through reductions in child schooling, thus severely limiting the long-term ability of orphans and their extended families to escape poverty. This concern has led to an empirical debate regarding whether to target orphans or poor children (or both) with schooling subsidies. This paper contributes to this on-going debate by using a large panel dataset from 2002-2005 from rural Mozambique to measure the impact of working-age (WA)adult mortality, morbidity and orphan status on child primary schooling.

Keywords: Food; Security; and; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 64
Date: 2011-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-agr, nep-dem, nep-dev and nep-hea
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.119320

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