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dc.contributor.authorDeSilva, Sanjayaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBin Bakhtiar, Mohammed Mehraben_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-12T14:22:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-12T14:22:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57070-
dc.description.abstractUsing data from the Bicol region of the Phillipines, we examine why women are more educated than men in a rural, agricultural economy in which women are significantly less likely than men to participate in the labor market. We hypothesize that educational homogamy in the marriage market and cross-productivity effects in the household allow Filipino women to reap substantial benefits from schooling regardless of whether they enter the labor market. Our estimates reveal that the return to schooling for women is approximately 20 percent in both labor and marriage markets. In comparison, men experience a 12 percent return to schooling in the labor market. By using birth order, sibship size, percent of male siblings, and parental education as instruments, we correct for a significant downward bias that is caused by the endogeneity of schooling attainment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLevy Economics Inst. Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper, Levy Economics Institute 701en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordreturns to educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarriageen_US
dc.subject.keywordPhilippinesen_US
dc.titleWomen, schooling, and marriage in rural Philippinesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn682081914en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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