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Female labour-force participation and child education in India: the effect of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

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The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) of India requires one-third of the beneficiaries to be women, and equal wages to be paid to female and male participants. We study its impact on children’s educational attainment via women’s increased access to labour-market opportunities. Using child-level panel data, and taking advantage of the temporal, sub-district-level variation in the intensity of implementation of the NREGS, we find that a rise in the mother’s sha...

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Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
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Young Lives
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Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
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Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
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Young Lives
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Mukhopadhyay, A
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R8519
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Afridi, F
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R8519
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Young Lives Publisher's website
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Young Lives Working Paper
Publication date:
2013-01-01
Paper number:
95
ISBN:
9781909403086
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English
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2013-12-16

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