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The relationship between parental education and children’s schooling in a time of economic turmoil: The case of East Zimbabwe, 2001 to 2011
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 51, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Using data collected from 1998 to 2011 in a general population cohort study in eastern Zimbabwe, we describe education trends and the relationship between parental education and children’s schooling during the Zimbabwean economic collapse of the 2000s. During this period, the previously-rising trend in education stalled, with girls suffering disproportionately; however, female enrolment increased as the economy began to recover. Throughout the period, children with more educated parents continued to have better outcomes such that, at the population level, an underlying increase in the proportion of children with more educated parents may have helped to maintain the upwards education trend.

Citation

Pufall, E., Eaton, J.W., Nyamukapa, C., Schur, N., Takaruza, A. & Gregson, S. (2016). The relationship between parental education and children’s schooling in a time of economic turmoil: The case of East Zimbabwe, 2001 to 2011. International Journal of Educational Development, 51(1), 125-134. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 31, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.09.003

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