Author Affiliation, Ana.
Economics; Faculty of Social Sciences
Determinants of teenage schooling in Jamaica: Rich vs. poor: Females vs. males
Journal of Development Studies
Date of Publication
Reports on regression results from a nationally representative household survey which shows that family background variables (parental education and income) are important determinants of secondary school enrolment, and income is the single most important determinant of enrolment in an 'elite' high school with the impact being twice as large for females. Part of the income effect is shown to represent unobserved community heterogenity. One conclusion is that the recent `cost-sharing' education policy of the Jamaican government, if applied selectively to the elite academic high schools, will fall disproportionately upon rich households.....