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ERIC Number: EJ999678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
What Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomes
Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz
Journal of Human Resources, v47 n4 p873-912 Fall 2012
Does maternal education have an impact on children's educational outcomes even at the very low levels found in many developing countries? We use instrumental variables analysis to address this issue in Pakistan. We find that children of mothers with some education spend 72 more minutes per day on educational activities at home. Mothers with some education also spend more time helping their children with school work. In the subset that have test scores available, children whose mothers have some education have higher scores by 0.23-0.35 standard deviations. We do not find support for channels through which education affects bargaining power within the household. (Contains 10 tables, 3 figures and 26 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan