Parental Disability and Children’s Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Tanzania

Ajefu, Joseph and Moodley, Jacqueline (2020) Parental Disability and Children’s Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Tanzania. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 21 (4). pp. 339-354. ISSN 1945-2829

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This paper examines the relationship between parental disability and children's educational outcomes in Tanzania. This paper uses data from the 2010–2011 and 2014–2015 waves of the Tanzania National Panel Survey (TNPS) and a fixed effects estimation approach. The findings of this paper show that parental disability is associated with children being less likely to enrol in school and pass examinations. Also, we find a negative association between parental disability and the hours that children spend on their studies. However, we find no statistically significant association between parental disability and grades completed by children. We identify higher medical expenditures, lower educational expenditures and higher hours spent collecting firewood and fetching water as the potential mechanisms through which parental disability is negatively associated with children's educational outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parental disability, Children’s educational outcomes, Tanzania
Subjects: L100 Economics
L300 Sociology
N100 Business studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2020 14:54
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 03:30

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