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Schooling and educational attainment: evidence from Bangladesh

Maitra, Pushkar

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Education and human capital accumulation are essential components of economic development. This paper attempts to identify some of the individual and household level characteristics that affect the demand for schooling in Bangladesh. We examine (1) current enrolment status of children aged 6 . 12 and (2) the highest grade attained for children aged 13 . 24. The first is estimated using a standard probit model and the second using a censored ordered probit model. Estimation results show that...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMaitra, Pushkar
dc.date.accessioned2003-07-21
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T16:08:04Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:49:16Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T16:08:04Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:49:16Z
dc.date.created2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41570
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41570
dc.description.abstractEducation and human capital accumulation are essential components of economic development. This paper attempts to identify some of the individual and household level characteristics that affect the demand for schooling in Bangladesh. We examine (1) current enrolment status of children aged 6 . 12 and (2) the highest grade attained for children aged 13 . 24. The first is estimated using a standard probit model and the second using a censored ordered probit model. Estimation results show that there is no gender differential in current enrolment status but grade attainment is higher by girls, relative to boys. Increases in the permanent income of the household is always associated with an increase in educational attainment. Parental education generally has a positive and statistically significant effect on the educational attainment of children and mother's education has a stronger effect on both school enrolment and grade attainment of children compared to father's education.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectschooling
dc.subjecteducation attainment
dc.subjectCensored Ordered Probit
dc.subjectBangladesh
dc.titleSchooling and educational attainment: evidence from Bangladesh
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthjul
local.identifier.citationyear2001
local.identifier.eprintid1722
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2001
local.contributor.affiliationASARC, RSPAS
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.citationWorking Paper no.2001/07
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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