EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Advancing the Agency of Adolescent Girls

Eric Edmonds, Benjamin Feigenberg and Jessica Leight

No 27513, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Can life skills be taught in early adolescence? Using a clustered randomized control trial, this study analyzes the impact of a school-based life skills intervention in grades six and seven within a sample of 2,459 girls in Rajasthan, India. Our evidence suggests that the intervention is successful in developing stronger life skills including increased agency, more equitable gender norms, and stronger socio-emotional support. Girls also drop out of school at a lower rate: we observe an approximately 25 percent decline in dropout that persists from seventh grade through the transition to high school.

JEL-codes: I25 J16 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-gen, nep-hme and nep-ure
Note: CH DEV ED
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Published as Eric Edmonds & Ben Feigenberg & Jessica Leight, 2023. "Advancing the Agency of Adolescent Girls," Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 105(4), pages 852-866.

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.nber.org/papers/w27513.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Advancing the Agency of Adolescent Girls (2023) Downloads
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:nbr:nberwo:27513

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.nber.org/papers/w27513

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2024-02-06
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:27513