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Title:Household welfare and education in urban Ethiopia PDF Logo
Authors:Kronlid, Karin
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/144
Abstract:This paper investigates the correlates of household welfare in urban Ethiopia with an emphasis on the impact of education. We use household panel data collected between 1994 and 1997. Welfare is approximated by household income. Although non-educated households are found in all income quintiles, education has a significant effect on household welfare. The effect of education is reduced when parental background is introduced as an explanatory variable, indicating that parents’ education has an effect on the quality of children’s education. If all main income earners were given at least primary education, average household income would increase by nearly 3 per cent. Female-led households with many children would be among the prime beneficiaries of this. – welfare ; urban ; education ; Ethiopia
JEL:I30
R15
O20
ISBN:929190113X
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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