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Glass slippers and glass ceilings: An analysis of marital anticipation and female education

Jafarey, Saqib and Maiti, Dibyendu S. (2015) Glass slippers and glass ceilings: An analysis of marital anticipation and female education. Journal of Development Economics, 115 . pp. 45-61. ISSN 0304-3878

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Abstract

This paper studies how marital anticipation affects female schooling in the presence of gender wage inequality and private benefits of education. Gender wage inequality induces a marital division of labor that creates (i) a marginal disincentive to girls’ schooling and (ii) a tradeoff between consumption and education facing females in marriage markets. We show that in the presence of the last effect, an increase in the market wage can have negative consequences for the education of females who specialise in housework.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 12:21
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 15:32
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7944
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