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Is education a determinant of women’s decision-making power within the household? A case study of an educational reform in Kenya


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Title: Is education a determinant of women’s decision-making power within the household? A case study of an educational reform in Kenya
Authors: Villemo Karnström, Ida
Issue Date: 21-Oct-2019
Degree: Master 2-years
Series/Report no.: Master Degree Project
2019:106
Keywords: Kenya
Educational reform
Empowerment
Decision-making power
Abstract: Female empowerment is important for economic development. In this paper, I will examine the relationship between education and decision-making power within the household. Because of the issue of omitted variable bias, I will use a Difference-in-Difference method to test this relationship, using different exposure to the 1985 educational reform in Kenya. The two differences used are age cohorts and if one comes from a district with a low or high mean year of schooling in 1979. The findings show a... more
Description: MSc in Economics
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/62177
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