Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96081
Authors: 
Azarnert, Leonid V.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics 2008-06
Abstract: 
This article analyzes the relationship between abortion and female education. It provides new empirical evidence from sub-Saharan Africa to show that more liberal abortion policies are associated with a higher female secondary school enrollment. It is assumed in the model that easier access to abortion decreases probability of dropping out of school for a female child in the case of an occasional pregnancy. As a consequence, it enhances parental investments in human capital of their female offspring and helps to reduce the gender gap in education, as consistent with the evidence.
Subjects: 
gender gap
abortion
fertility
human capital
economic growth
JEL: 
I0
J1
O1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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