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ERIC Number: EJ725146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Parental Death and Children's Schooling in Burkina Faso
Kobiane, Jean-Francois; Calves, Anne-Emmanuele; Marcoux, Richard
Comparative Education Review, v49 n4 p468 Nov 2005
In this article, the authors review the literature on orphanhood, schooling, and the role of the extended family system in supporting the education of orphans in Burkina Faso. They also summarize the historical, social, and economic context of this study. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of orphanhood on children's access to school and explore the roles of poverty and the extended family support network in helping children to attend school following the death of a parent. Using the descriptive as well as multivariate analysis on the event history data collected in 2000, the authors found that parental death is detrimental for children's chances of entering school when they lose both parents, especially in rural areas. (Contains 40 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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