EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Ethnic and racial disparities in children's education Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Viet Nam

Mohamed Arouri (), Adel Ben-Youssef and Cuong Nguyen ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Adel BEN YOUSSEF

No 87, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: We investigate whether there are racial and ethnic disparities in children.s education in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Viet Nam. We find that in all the four countries, and especially in Viet Nam, children from small ethnic groups have lower education attainment and cognitive ability. The gap in educational attainment and cognitive ability among ethnic children is larger than the gap in school enrolment, and the gap tends to be wider for older children. Using the OaxacaBlinder decomposition, we find that the main contribution to the gap in education between children from small ethnic groups and large ethnic groups in India, Peru, and Viet Nam is the difference in endowments (i.e. characteristics of children and their families) rather than in the coefficients of endowments. However, in Ethiopia, the difference in the coefficients contributes more than the difference in endowments to the gap in education. Child health, parental education, household expenditure, and an urban environment are important variables for explaining the gap in education between children from small and large ethnic groups.

Keywords: children.s education; racial disparities; low-income countries; Ethiopia; India; Peru; Viet Nam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-edu and nep-ure
Date: 2016
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.wider.unu.edu/sites/default/files/wp2016-87.pdf

Related works:
Journal Article: Ethnic and racial disparities in children's education: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam (2019) Downloads
Working Paper: Ethnic and racial disparities in children's education: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam (2019)
Working Paper: Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Children's Education: Comparative Evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam (2016) 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:unu:wpaper:wp2016-087

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Mauricio Roa Grisales ().

 
Page updated 2019-08-22
Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2016-087