Orphans and schooling in africa: a longitudinal analysis

@article{Evans2007OrphansAS,
  title={Orphans and schooling in africa: a longitudinal analysis},
  author={David Kirk Evans and Edward Miguel},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2007},
  volume={44},
  pages={35-57}
}
AIDS deaths could have a major impact on economic development by affecting the human capital accumulation of the next generation. We estimate the impact of parent death on primary school participation using an unusual five-year panel data set of over 20,000 Kenyan children. There is a substantial decrease in school participation following a parent death and a smaller drop before the death (presumably due to pre-death morbidity). Estimated impacts are smaller in specifications without individual… CONTINUE READING
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