Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27365
Authors: 
Grimm, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 844
Abstract: 
I analyze the impact of food price inflation on parental decisions to send their children to school. Moreover, I use the fact that food crop farmers and cotton farmers were exposed differently to that shock to estimate the income elasticity of school enrolment. The results suggest that the shock-induced loss in purchasing power had an immediate effect on enrolment rates. Instrumental variable estimates show that the effect of household income on children's school enrolment is much larger than a simple OLS regression would suggest. Hence, policies to expand education in Sub-Saharan Africa, should not neglect the demand side.
Subjects: 
Education
household income
inflation
aggregate shocks
Africa
JEL: 
I21
O12
Q12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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