Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101838
Authors: 
Blunch, Niels-Hugo
Das, Maitreyi Bordia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8365
Abstract: 
This paper examines norms about gender equality of the education of children and adults in Bangladesh using a recent household survey for two cohorts of married women. Education norms are found to differ substantially across cohorts, with women from the younger cohort being far more positive about female vs. male education of both children and adults. The effect of education in determining norms spans own and spousal education, as well as that of older educated females in the household, thus indicating sharing of education norms both within marriage and across generations. Detailed decompositions reveal that more than anything else it is the improvement in education across cohorts that has been driving the narrowing of the generational education norms gap in Bangladesh in recent years.
Subjects: 
gender education inequality norms
human capital
decomposition analysis
Bangladesh
JEL: 
D19
I29
J12
J16
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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