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Inequality, preschool education and cognitive development in Ethiopia: Implication for public investment in pre-primary education

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This study used longitudinal data from the Young Lives Project in Ethiopia to examine the main factors relating to preschool access and their potential effects on cognitive performance of children aged five and eight years. The results show that only one quarter of the preschool-aged children have the opportunity to attend this vital stage of education, with significant disparities by family wealth, education and regional location. Regardless of its limited coverage, preschool attendance is s...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0165025415627700

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
International Development
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Department of International Development
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SAGE Publications
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International Journal of Behavioral Development More from this journal
Volume:
40
Issue:
6
Pages:
509-516
Publication date:
2016-07-09
Acceptance date:
2015-11-30
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1464-0651
ISSN:
0165-0254
Language:
English
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666607
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2016-12-19

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