Bride Price and Female Education ∗

  • Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, +1 author Alessandra Voena
  • Published 2015
Traditional cultural practices can play an important role in development, but can also inspire condemnation. The custom of bride price, prevalent throughout sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of Asia as a payment of the groom to the family of the bride, is one example. In this paper, we show a surprising economic consequence of this practice. We revisit one of… CONTINUE READING