ERIC Number: ED463390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Determinants of Girls' Educational Enrollment in Ghana. Working Paper.
Johnson, Rebecca; Kyle, Steven
This study examined the determinants of school enrollment in Ghana, considering historical and social information to formulate an econometric model of school enrollment patterns for households. Data came from a 1989 survey of households in Ghana. The survey collected basic information about community characteristics, health and school facilities, and living conditions. This 1989 survey was the second in a series of surveys in Ghana. It included a sample of children age 6-20 years. Analysis of the data indicated that gender of the child and school attendance of the child's mother were the most significant predictors of school enrollment status. Boys were more likely to attend schools than girls, and girls were more likely to drop out of school than boys. Uneducated mothers were three times more likely to have children who did not attend school. Girls of mothers who did not attend school were 1.8 times more likely to drop out and half as likely to attend school than girls of mothers who attended school. The mean cost of schooling had no measurable effect on school enrollment status. (Contains 15 references and 4 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Influence, Sex Differences
Publications, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7801. Web site: http://www.aem.cornell.edu/research/workpaper3.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Applied Economics and Management.
Identifiers - Location: Ghana