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Title: Education and Orphanhood in Sub-Saharan Africa: An analysis of the effects of abolished school fee policies on orphan school enrollment
Authors: Watson, Kristin
Advisors: Craft, Amy
Department: Economics
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: I examine the impact of abolished school fee policies on the enrollment gap between orphans and non-orphans in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Contradicting past research, I find that the policy significantly reduced the orphan enrollment gap, thus making policies directed at the poor largely capable of improving enrollment of orphans. However, I find that orphans are still less likely to enroll in school than non-orphans, and thus may require further specifically targeted policies to fully close the enrollment gap between orphans and non-orphans.
Extent: 64 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Economics, 1927-2016

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