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Intrahousehold allocation of education expenditure and returns to education: the case of Sri Lanka

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This paper uses demand analysis to explore whether intrahousehold allocation of education expenditure differs between boys and girls in rural Sri Lanka. Contrary to most countries in South Asia a significant bias favouring girls is found in 1990/91 for the 5-9 and 17-19 age groups and in 1995/96 for the 5-9 and 14-16 age groups. The 5-9 age group captures the run-up to the Year 5 scholarship exams that are used to gain entry into better performing secondary schools. The 14-16 and 17-19 age...

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University of Oxford
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Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2008-05-01
Paper number:
393
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1144039
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2020-12-15

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