"Women's Schooling, Home Teaching, and Economic Growth"

Increased investment in schooling is often promoted as a key development strategy aimed at promoting economic growth. Most of the micro evidence that has been used to support the importance of schooling in augmenting incomes in low-income countries comes mainly from data describing the returns to schooling for men (e.g, Psacharopolous, 1994).  Given the relatively low rates of participation by women in formal-sector labor markets in such countries, information on the potential contribution of women’s schooling to income is less available and where found problematical to interpret due to labor market selectivity.


Paper Number: 97-024

Paper Year: 1997


Jere Behrman
Andrew Foster
Mark Rosenzweig
Prem Vashishtha