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Female empowerment and education of children in Nepal

Magnus Hatlebakk () and Yogendra B. Gurung

No 7, CMI Working Papers from CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Bergen, Norway

Abstract: A family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate whether female empowerment leads to more education, in particular for girls. The relative economic power of the male and female side of the extended family was used as an instrument for female empowerment. The findings indicate, however, that both female empowerment and relative economic power affect education. There is a positive association between female empowerment and children’s education for both gender, while boys are prioritized if the male side of the family is economically weak.

Keywords: Education; Intrahousehold; Female autonomy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2014
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