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Household headship and academic skills of Indian children: a special focus on gender disparities

Singh, Ashish, Gaurav, Sarthak and Das, Upasak (2013) Household headship and academic skills of Indian children: a special focus on gender disparities. European Journal of Population, 29 (4). pp. 445-466. ISSN 0168-6577

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s10680-013-9288-3

Abstract

Using multivariate analyses and reading, mathematics and writing scores of children (aged 8-11 years) from a nationally representative sample, we find that children from female headed households either perform better or similar, but never worse than those from male headed households. Also, household fixed effect analysis reveals no gender disparity in academic scores of children belonging to female headed households, a case not true for children from male headed households. We relate this finding to gender parity in educational expenditure on children in female headed households against gender disparity in the same in households headed by males. Based on our findings we also offer some policy suggestions

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/population...
Additional Information: © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Divisions: Asia Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Asia Research Centre
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 10:48
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 02:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50127

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