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ERIC Number: ED522062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: ISBN-0-9018-8177-5
The Role of Maternal Education during Educational Expansion for Children in Sub-Saharan Africa. CREATE Pathways to Access. Research Monograph No. 64
Sabates, Ricardo; Fernandez, Jimena Hernandez; Lewin, Keith M.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Research on Income and Wealth (IARIW) (31st, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Aug 21-28, 2010)
This paper analyses the gap in educational access according to maternal education over a 10 year period using evidence from the Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) in six African countries. To investigate the narrowing or widening in the gap in educational access according to maternal education, two cohorts of children and one cohort of mothers were selected from each of the DHS datasets. Our results show a gradient in children's educational access according to maternal education which has declined over time for girls in Nigeria, Uganda and Malawi. A very flat educational gradient remained unchanged in Tanzania. In Kenya we found that average access to school declined for girls who experienced education during the 1990s compared with girls who experienced education during the 1980s, whereas in Zambia we found a constant gradient in educational access for children according to maternal education. In summary the analysis indicates that associations between mothers' education and children's access to education remain widespread and can be quite strong. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 7 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE)
Identifiers - Location: Kenya; Malawi; Nigeria; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia