Fuwa, Nobuhiko (2001): The Net Impact of the Female Secondary School Stipend Program in Bangladesh.
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This paper examines the impact of the secondary school stipend program for female students on student enrolment in Bangladesh. After a brief description of the stipend program, we examine both nationwide and project-level data on student enrolment. While the former data show little identifiable impact of the stipend program, the project-level data show significant positive impact of the program. We find that, on average, the stipend program increased female student enrolment by 2% above the prevailing trend rate of increase while the program had significantly negative impact on male enrolment. Thus the program had a major effect in closing the gender gap, thereby accelerating the trend that had already existed in Bangladesh before the stipend program was introduced in 1994.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Net Impact of the Female Secondary School Stipend Program in Bangladesh|
|Keywords:||conditional cash transfer; impact evaluation; female education; stipend; Bangladesh|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources ; Human Development ; Income Distribution ; Migration
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy ; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender ; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||Nobuhiko Fuwa|
|Date Deposited:||21. Jun 2010 03:54|
|Last Modified:||01. Jan 2016 08:41|
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