Ethnic Favoritism in Primary Education in Kenya *

  title={Ethnic Favoritism in Primary Education in Kenya *},
  author={Eric J. Kramon and Daniel Posner},
African leaders are widely presumed to favor members of their own ethnic groups with patronage resources. We assess the empirical validity of this claim by studying ethnic favoritism in the education sector in Kenya. We use data on the educational attainment of more than fifty thousand Kenyans dating back to the colonial era, as well as information about the ethnic identities of Kenyan presidents, cabinet members, and high-level education bureaucrats since independence. We find that having a… CONTINUE READING


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