Jun 1, 2013

Counterintuitive results (education in Burkina Faso) [y última semana en Senegal]

Using data from BRIGHT, an integrated program that aims to improve school participation in rural communities in Burkina Faso, we investigate the impact of school subsidies and increased access to education on child work. Regression discontinuity estimates demonstrate that, while BRIGHT substantially improved school participation, it did not reduce – in fact may have increased – children’s participation in economic activities and household chores. . . If education programmes are implemented to achieve a combination of increased school participation and a reduction in child work they may either have to be combined with different interventions that effectively reduce child work or they may have to be tuned more carefully to the incentives and constraints the child labourer faces.
Source: a new paper by De Hoop and Rosati (May 2013). The tille is "Does Promoting School Attendance Reduce Child Labour? Evidence from Burkina Faso's Bright Project." 
[AM: Children involvement on economic activities or household chores is not necessary a bad thing.]

[Esta  es nuestra última semana en Senegal. Les dejo una gráfica de buenas noticias para este país - lo que se observa también en otros países de Africa]:

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