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Parental divorces and children's educational outcomes in Senegal

Abstract : This paper studies the impact of divorce on investments in children’s human capital at the primary school level in Senegal. We use a siblings fixed-effects estimation that exploits the variations in the age of the siblings at the time of divorce while controlling for family-invariant omitted variables. We compare children who were old enough to have been enrolled in primary school to their younger siblings, for whom enrollment decisions had not yet been taken at the time of the divorce. We find that younger siblings are more likely than their older siblings to have attended primary school, but there are no differences between siblings when considering primary school completion. Overall, divorce does not seem to have negative consequences on whether children have ever been enrolled in primary school.
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Juliette Crespin-Boucaud, Rozenn Hotte. Parental divorces and children's educational outcomes in Senegal. 2020. ⟨halshs-02652221v1⟩



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