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Children’s cognitive ability, schooling and work: evidence from Ethiopia

Abstract:

I investigate the relationship between children’s cognitive ability and parental investment using a rich dataset on a cohort of children from Ethiopia. The data come from Young Lives, a long-term international study of childhood poverty in four countries. Ability is measured by scores on a cognitive test. A child’s enrollment in school, participation in work and work hours are employed as measures of parental investment in human capital. The results provide strong evidence of reinforcing pare...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.06.007

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Young Lives
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Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs More from this funder
Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
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Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
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International Journal of Educational Development Journal website
Volume:
38
Pages:
22-36
Publication date:
2014-09-05
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0738-0593
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uuid:bb47b1ab-8c8b-408d-963c-5fa4003b9578
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ora:9253

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