Socioeconomic Determinants of Female Education in a Muslim Family: An Econometric Analysis
The Indian Economic Journal, Vol. 54, No. 4, January-March 2007
14 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2010 Last revised: 12 Jan 2015
Date Written: 2007
The paper investigates the socioeconomic determinants of girl's education in a Muslim family. The paper also presents broad picture of Muslim literacy in India. Based on primary data, collected through stratified random sampling, the study examines the impact of socio-economic variables on girls’ education. The results indicate that girls' education is positively related to parental education and income of the family, negatively related to household size and the cultural attitude towards prevailing sociocultural environment in schools, colleges and universities. the parents' preference for girls' early marriage also has a negative effect, particularly on higher education of girls. The paper is basically based on specifying and estimating the bivariate correlation functions, partial correlations, linear regression and the logit model. The study suggests the government's active role and communities’ positive participation are important to bring about a structural change in Muslim female education.
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