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ERIC Number: EJ1162260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1551-0670
Education in Rural Peru: Exploring the Role of Household Electrification in School Enrollment
Kulkarni, Veena S.; Barnes, Douglas F.
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v32 n10 2017
This study employs Peru's National Survey of Rural Household Energy Use data to investigate the correlation between household access to electricity and enrollment of children age 6-18 after taking into account individual-child and household level characteristics. Results indicate that children residing in households with access to electricity experience a significantly greater amount of reading time than those who do not. Additionally, household electrification substantially improves secondary school enrollment after controlling for household income, educational attainment of head of the household, ethnicity, and region. Findings therefore suggest significant potential benefits of expanding household electrification in enhancing educational attainments of the rural population.
Penn State University College of Education, Center on Rural Education and Communities. 310B Rackley Building, University Park, PA 16802. Tel: 814-863-2031; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A