Shocks and survival in education: the case of Senegal

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Malick SANE
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Abstract

The causes of school failure in developing countries are not only related to the dysfunction of the education system but could be associated with the environmental and family quality of life in which the child evolves. This study is based on econometric models of duration. The sample is made up of children aged 5 to 15 living in households that have experienced shocks. The results based on a nonparametric analysis and those on the parametric analysis converge to the same conclusions. The study shows that, conditional on other socio-economic characteristics, negative shocks reduce children's chances of surviving school failure while positive ones increase them. We also note that the other socio-economic characteristics (standard of living, level of education, gender, location) have an impact on school failure, but in a different way. This is why the development of mechanisms to reduce the vulnerability of households is desirable. This may involve the establishment of social safety nets by the State or the promotion of microinsurance systems by microfinance institutions already present in many countries.

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SANE, M. . “Shocks and Survival in Education: The Case of Senegal”. The Journal of Quality in Education, vol. 11, no. 17, May 2021, pp. 277-01, doi:10.37870/joqie.v11i17.260.
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