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ERIC Number: EJ1063695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-23
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Determinants of Children's Schooling: The Case of Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Abafita, Jemal; Kim, Chang-Soo
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n8 p1130-1146 Apr 2015
We analyze the determinants of educational outcomes of primary school children in Tigray region of Ethiopia using a survey data gathered from four villages in 2013. Four different measures of schooling were used to examine the impact of household and child-specific factors. First, we examine the determinants of school attendance (ever-attendance, current enrollment) using probit model. We then analyze determinants of schooling progression (highest and relative grade attainment) for children who have ever-attended school using Heckman's sample selection model. The results reveal that child age, the literacy of household head and of adult male family members and household income as measured by per capita consumption expenditure had a significantly positive impact on most of the measures of children's schooling outcomes analyzed. The estimates of birth-order revealed that first born children had better schooling outcomes in terms of ever-attendance and timely progression in school, while family size had a negative influence on both schooling progression indicators. These finding can help design differentiated policy interventions for influencing schooling attendance and progressions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia