Early Marriage, Age of Menarche, and Female Schooling Attainment in Bangladesh

@article{Field2008EarlyMA,
  title={Early Marriage, Age of Menarche, and Female Schooling Attainment in Bangladesh},
  author={Erica Field and A. Ambrus},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={2008},
  volume={116},
  pages={881 - 930}
}
  • Erica Field, A. Ambrus
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Using data from rural Bangladesh, we explore the hypothesis that women attain less schooling as a result of social and financial pressure to marry young. We isolate the causal effect of marriage timing using age of menarche as an instrumental variable. Our results indicate that each additional year that marriage is delayed is associated with 0.22 additional year of schooling and 5.6 percent higher literacy. Delayed marriage is also associated with an increase in use of preventive health… CONTINUE READING
    330 Citations
    Lucky Late Bloomers? Consequences of Delayed Marriage for Women in Rural Western Kenya
    • 8
    • Highly Influenced
    Schooling, marriage, and age at first birth in Madagascar
    • 17
    • PDF
    The Anticipation Effect of Marriage on Female Education: Theory and Evidence from Nepal
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Age of Menarche, Adolescent Sexual Intercourse and Schooling Attainment of Women
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    The effect of female education on marital matches and child health in Bangladesh
    • 6
    • PDF
    Marriage Age, Social Status and Intergenerational Effects in Uganda
    • 12
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Marriage Age, Social Status, and Intergenerational Effects in Uganda
    • Highly Influenced

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 179 REFERENCES