On the impact of early marriage on schooling outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa and southwest Asia

Akyeampong, Kwame, Delprato, Marcos, Sabates, Ricardo and Hernandez-Fernandez, Jimena (2015) On the impact of early marriage on schooling outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa and southwest Asia. International Journal of Educational Development, 44. pp. 42-55. ISSN 0738-0593

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of age of marriage on women's schooling outcomes for 36 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa and South West Asia. We employ an instrumental variable approach to account for the endogeneity of early marriage driven by socio-economic and cultural factors. Our results show that delaying early marriage by one year is associated with an increase of half a year of education in Sub-Saharan Africa and nearly one third of a year of education in South West Asia as well as a lower likelihood of dropping out from secondary school of 5.5% in South West Asia.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Claire Prater
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 12:48
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 11:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57410
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