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Gender-preferential intergenerational patterns in primary educational attainment: An econometric approach to a case in rural Mindanao, the Philippines
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, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan

International Journal of Educational Development Volume 46, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This study investigates the factors determining children's educational attainment, focusing on gender-differential intergenerational patterns, by employing a case study from rural Mindanao. The result mainly shows, unlike general trends in developing countries, educational attainment is more favorable for girls; maternal education level is equally associated with daughters’ and sons’ education levels, and paternal education level is preferentially favorable to their sons. To reduce the disparity, suggestions include providing boy-specific interventions to enhance the magnitude of the father–son educational virtuous circle and comparing the magnitude of gender-equal maternal and boy-preferential paternal education influences to specify which effect is larger.

Citation

Okabe, M. (2016). Gender-preferential intergenerational patterns in primary educational attainment: An econometric approach to a case in rural Mindanao, the Philippines. International Journal of Educational Development, 46(1), 125-142. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 17, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.10.006

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