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Aspiration failure: a poverty trap for indigenous children in Peru?

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This paper aims to contribute to understand the mechanisms underlying the complex exclusion process of indigenous people in Peru, by analysing the role played by aspirations in the investment in education of indigenous children. To address these issues, the paper relies on a very rich data set, the Young Lives data, and use an original instrument that allow to cast light on the causal relation between aspiration and educational outcomes. We find that aspiration failure is a channel of inequal...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Pasquier-Doumer, L
Grant:
R8544
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Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Young Lives Working Paper
Place of publication:
http://www.younglives.org.uk/publications/WP
Publication date:
2013-01-01
Paper number:
116
ISBN:
9781909403291
Language:
English
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ora:7984
Deposit date:
2014-02-06

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