Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKhwaja, Asim Ijaz
dc.contributor.authorAndrabi, Tahir
dc.contributor.authorDas, Jishnu
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-18T17:15:21Z
dc.date.available2014-07-18T17:15:21Z
dc.date.issued2009-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2993
dc.description.abstractFemale education levels are very low in many developing countries. Does maternal education have a causal impact on children's educational outcomes even at these very low levels of education? By combining a nationwide census of schools in Pakistan with household data, the authors use the availability of girls' schools in the mother's birth village as an instrument for maternal schooling to address this issue. Since public schools in Pakistan are segregated by gender, the instrument affects only maternal education rather than the education levels of both mothers and fathers. The analysis finds that children of mothers with some education spend 75 minutes more on educational activities at home compared with children whose mothers report no education at all. Mothers with some education also spend more time helping their children with school work; the effect is stronger (an extra 40 minutes per day) in families where the mother is likely the primary care-giver. Finally, test scores for children whose mothers have some education are higher in English, Urdu (the vernacular), and mathematics by 0.24-0.35 standard deviations. There is no relationship between maternal education and mother s time spent on paid work or housework - a posited channel through which education affects bargaining power within the household. And there is no relationship between maternal education and the mother's role in educational decisions or in the provision of other child-specific goods, such as expenditures on pocket money, uniforms, and tuition. The data therefore suggest that at these very low levels of education, maternal education does not substantially affect a mother's bargaining power within the household. Instead, maternal education could directly increase the mother's productivity or affect her preferences toward children s education in a context where her bargaining power is low.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherWorld Bankes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolicy Research Working Paper;5143
dc.subjectRelación padres-hijoses_ES
dc.subjectAcceso a la educaciónes_ES
dc.subjectRendimiento escolares_ES
dc.subjectParticipación de los padreses_ES
dc.titleWhat Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomeses_ES
dc.typeWorking Paperes_ES


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record