School drop out and farm input subsidies: gender and kinship
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School drop out and farm input subsidies: gender and kinship

29 June 2022


Together, the changes could improve school performance for the girls, increase the girls’ chances of progressing to upper classes, and ultimately reduce the school drop out for the girls. [...] Further, the survey classifies the household in which the child lives as FISP beneficiary or not, and clearly identifies the community in which the households resides by kinship. [...] x contains household levels controls (including a log of household per capita consumption, household size, youth dependency ratio, old age dependency ratio, age of the household head, the squared age of the head, education of the head, squared education of the head, and gender of the household head). [...] Column 3 shows that even though the FISP does not change the expenditure on boys (the main FISP coefficient) and the relative advantage of girls in FISP households over boys and girls in non-FISP households (FISP×Girls), the test for joint significance shows that the programme’s total effects on expenditure for girls in secondary school is significant (at 1 percent level of significance). [...] A reduction in the time dedicated by the girls to domestic chores and an increase in the time for boys performing the same chores, is another supporting channel for the impacts of FISP on drop out.