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dc.contributor.authorField, Erica
dc.contributor.authorAmbrus, Attila
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T13:32:19Z
dash.embargo.terms2009-10-01
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationField, Erica, and Attila Ambrus. 2008. Early marriage, age of menarche, and female schooling attainment in Bangladesh. Journal of Political Economy 116(5): 881-930.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-3808en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3200264
dc.description.abstractUsing data from rural Bangladesh, we explore the hypothesis that women attain less schooling as a result of social and financial pressure to marry young. We isolate the causal effect of marriage timing using age of menarche as an instrumental variable. Our results indicate that each additional year that marriage is delayed is associated with 0.22 additional year of schooling and 5.6 percent higher literacy. Delayed marriage is also associated with an increase in use of preventive health services. In the context of competitive marriage markets, we use the above results to obtain estimates of the change in equilibrium female education that would arise from introducing age of consent laws.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1086/593333en
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleEarly Marriage, Age of Menarche, and Female Schooling Attainment in Bangladeshen
dc.typeJournal Article
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dc.relation.journalJournal of Political Economyen
dash.depositing.authorAmbrus, Attila
dc.date.available2009-10-01T07:31:26Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/593333*
dash.contributor.affiliatedField, Erica Marie
dash.contributor.affiliatedAmbrus, Attila


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