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The Long-run and Gender-equalizing Impacts of Schooling Policies

September 28, 2017

DECRG Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series

  • Very few studies currently exist on the long-term impacts of schooling policies in developing countries. We examine the impacts—half a century later—of a mandatory educational program conducted by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in their occupied areas during the First Indochina War. Difference-in-difference estimation results suggest that school-age children who were exposed to the program obtained significantly higher levels of education than their peers who were residing in French-occupied areas. The impacts are statistically significant for school-age girls and not for school-age boys. Interestingly, we also find some long-term spillover impacts of education: impacted girls enjoyed higher household living standards, had more educated spouses, and raised more educated children. We discuss several robustness checks and extensions that support these findings.

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  • Trung Hoang

    Research Fellow at Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

    He is a research fellow at Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. He graduated PhD in economics from Deakin University in 2012. His research interests are development economics, applied microeconomics and health economics. He has published on World Development, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy

Event Details

  • WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017; 12:30-2:00PM
  • WHERE: World Bank Malaysia Office, Level 3, Sasana Kijang, No. 2, Jalan Dato’ Onn
  • RSVP: Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, September 27, 2017