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How Does Spousal Education Matter? Some Evidence from Cambodia

dc.contributor.authorTomoki Fujii
dc.contributor.authorSophal Ear
dc.description.abstractAn econometric analysis of the World Food Programme Civil Insecurity Baseline Survey (1998) and Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey (1999) data is undertaken to examine the role of education and literacy in explaining household expenditure, as hypothesized in human capital theory where education is an investment with returns in the form of income. Explanatory variables were selected from a large set of observed variables by a systematic procedure to avoid the bias arising from arbitrary model selection. Spousal education and literacy are found to be significant explanatory variables in the determination of household expenditure, exceeding even the coefficients attached to the head of household. This suggests that educated and literate spouses may have a significant unobserved role in household consumption decisions and income determination in Cambodia. This finding builds on existing international literature on the importance of maternal and girls’ education in economic development and offers a number of important policy implications.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.titleHow Does Spousal Education Matter? Some Evidence from Cambodia
dc.subject.expertGender Equality
dc.subject.expertWomen's Education
dc.subject.expertPublic Education
dc.subject.expertEquity In Education
dc.subject.expertEducational Statistics
dc.subject.expertGender Bias
dc.subject.expertGender Inequality
dc.subject.expertGender Policy
dc.subject.expertGender Discrimination
dc.subject.adbComparative Analysis
dc.subject.adbPreschool education
dc.subject.adbBasic education
dc.subject.adbEducational policy
dc.subject.adbSociological Analysis
dc.subject.adbSex Discrimination
dc.subject.adbEqual Opportunity
dc.subject.adbWomen's Rights
dc.subject.naturalPrimary school supervision
dc.subject.naturalDiscrimination in higher education
dc.subject.naturalElementary education
dc.subject.naturalSchool environment
dc.subject.naturalRight to education
dc.subject.naturalEducational evaluation
dc.subject.naturalGender-based analysis
dc.subject.naturalSex dicrimination against women
dc.subject.naturalEqual rights
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.authorFujii, Tomoki
oar.authorEar, Sophal

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