Children education in Senegal: how does family background influence achievement
Christelle Dumas () and
Sylvie Lambert ()
Research Unit Working Papers from Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquee, INRA
This paper aims at studying the relationship between schooling and family background characteristics. The econometric analysis uses an original survey conducted in 2003 in Senegal that, uniquely, provides instruments permitting to deal with the endogeneity of background variables. The estimated effect of father’s education more than doubles when its endogeneity is accounted for. We also present results suggesting that family background has as much impact after entry at school than at younger ages, and that parental education affects children schooling through its contribution to parental preferences (and not only through higher efficiency in the production of human capital).
Keywords: schooling mobility; education demand (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 I21 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
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