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The Long-Term Effects of Universal Primary Education: Evidence from Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2018
Keywords: Universal primary education, natural experiment, instrumental variables, educational attainment, gender gap, sexual and reproductive health, labor supply
This paper exploits the roll out of universal primary education (UPE) policies in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda as natural experiments to assess their long-term causal effects on schooling attainment, adolescent sexual and reproductive health behavior, and economic outcomes. We use data from the Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) and Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) to exploit plausibly exogenous variation in UPE eligibility as determined by individuals’ year of birth.

Malawi Youth Education and Employment Profile

Type: Profiles
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2017
Keywords: Youth, Education, Employment, Equity

The Role of Secondary Education Tuition Fees in Enrollment Behavior in Malawi

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Secondary education, Malawi, tuition
This study employs a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impact of tuition fees on secondary school enrollment in Malawi. We provide evidence that tuition fees act as a signicant barrier to enrollment at the secondary school level. Moreover, we estimate that enrollment is about 17.5-20.2 percentage points (33,602-38,756 students in 2011) lower than it would have been if tuition were free.

SACMEQ 1999, 2003, 2007 supplementary indicators

Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2014
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This spreadsheet provides content indicators for SACMEQ assessments for 1999, 2003 and 2007 based on indicators used in publications and as an alternative to indicators in the epdc.org database.

2014 Newsletter - May

Type: News Archive
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Early marriage, early pregnancy, dropout, Afghanista, Nigeria, blog
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The May 2014 newsletter announces the relase of Teenage, Married, and Out of School: Effects of early marriage and childbirth on school dropout. It also announces the launch of the EPDC Data Points blog, and new data added to the database for both Afghanistan and Nigeria.

Teenage, Married, and Out of School: Effects of early marriage and childbirth on school dropout

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Early marriage, attendance, DHS, household survey, teen pregnancy, Southern and Eastern Africa
Over the past decade, as Sub-Saharan Africa saw the expansion of universal primary enrollment policies, gender balance in primary school participation improved considerably, with girls now attending school almost at the same rate as boys. Gains in primary school, however, have not carried over to secondary: for every 100 boys, only 82 girls of secondary school age are enrolled across the region, up from 80 in the year 2000.

Long Path to Achieving Education for All: School Access, Retention, and Learning in 20 Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Ania Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Education for all, access, learning, retention, DHS, MICS, SACMEQ, SERCE, PIRLS, PASEC
The last decades have seen an impressive growth in school participation in developing countries. As countries have made remarkable progress towards universal primary school completion, the focus in the development community has shifted to reaching the most disadvantaged populations, and improving the quality of education. Is school access truly universal? And now that most children are in school, do we know whether they are actually learning?

Malawi National Education Profile

Type: Profiles
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Malawi, Malawi National Education Profile, National Education Profiles, NEP

Malawi Out of School Profile

Type: Profiles
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: Malawi, oosc, out of school

Out of School Children: Data Challenges in Measuring Access to Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Omoeva, Sylla, Hatch, Gale
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: out of school, oosc, data, uis, household survey, dhs, mics measurment, access
Do we know just how many children are out of school around the world? 

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