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Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya

@inproceedings{BenshaulTolonen2019PupilAM,
  title={Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya},
  author={Anja Benshaul-Tolonen and Garazi Zulaika and Elizabeth Nyothach and Clifford and Oduor and Linda Mason and David Obor and Kelly T. Alexander and F. Kayla and Laserson and Penelope A Phillips-Howard},
  year={2019}
}
Due to data limitations it is unclear if biological processes such as periods hinder girls in developing countries from participating in school to a greater extent than boys. We collect 32,000 unannounced random spot-checks for 6,000 primary school students in Kenya to assess if girls miss more school than boys. Absenteeism is common among both boys and girls, with pubescent girls missing more schooldays because of school transfers, but less if transfer students are excluded. Boys miss more… 
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