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dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T14:37:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T14:37:52Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39908-
dc.description.abstractIn the middle of the nineties the rural population in Burkina Faso was seriously hit by rising food prices. Whereas cotton farmers were able to cope with this shock given the simultaneous boom in the cotton sector, food crop farmers had to withdraw children from school and to let them work more intensively. Using the exogenous character of the income variation as an instrument allows to disentangle the pure effect of parental income from effects related to parental education, family background and other unobservables. A set of simple policy simulations illustrates the potential of unconditional cash transfers to raise schooling levels and to protect investment in children’s education against transitory income shocks. Although the involved effects are not negligible and much higher as simulations based on the pure OLS effect would suggest, they also show that making transfers conditional on attendance might largely increase the efficiency of such transfers.en_US
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Zürich 2008 14en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordChild Laboren_US
dc.subject.keywordEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordIncome Elasticity of Educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordAgricultural Shocksen_US
dc.subject.keywordCotton Productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordBurkina Fasoen_US
dc.titleFood price inflation and schoolingen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65405102X-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec08:14-
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