Literacy and Intrahousehold Externalities

  title={Literacy and Intrahousehold Externalities},
  author={John Gibson},
Ð The size of the intrahousehold externality created when a literate household member provides literacy services to illiterate members is estimated in this paper, using a model of children's height-for-age in Papua New Guinea. This externality appears to be large. These results support the use of a new measure of literacy, developed by Basu and Foster (1998) to take account of the gains when illiterates live in households where at least one person is literate. Regional rankings change when the… CONTINUE READING

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