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Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh

dc.contributor.author Asadullah, Mohammad Niaz
dc.contributor.author Chaudhury, Nazmul
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-13T17:18:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-13T17:18:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-04
dc.description.abstract Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), runs a large number of non-formal primary schools in Bangladesh which target out-of-school children from poor families. These schools are well-known for their effectiveness in closing the gender gap in primary school enrolment. On the other hand, registered non-government secondary madrasas (or Islamic schools) today enrol one girl against every boy student. In this article, we document a positive spillover effect of BRAC schools on female secondary enrolment in registered madrasas. Drawing upon school enrolment data aggregated at the region level, we first show that regions that had more registered madrasas experienced greater secondary female enrolment growth during 1999–2003, holding the number of secular secondary schools constant. In this context we test the impact of BRAC-run primary schools on female enrolment in registered madrasas. We deal with the potential endogeneity of placement of BRAC schools using an instrumental variable approach. Controlling for factors such as local-level poverty, road access and distance from major cities, we show that regions with a greater presence of BRAC schools have higher female enrolment growth in secondary madrasas. The effect is much bigger when compared to that on secondary schools. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Development Studies
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0388
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/13390
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Development Studies;49(2)
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
dc.subject externalities
dc.subject NGO schools
dc.subject madrasas
dc.subject female schooling
dc.title Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Gender
okr.date.disclosure 2013-04-02
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.journal.nbpages 223-237
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country Bangladesh
okr.relation.associatedurl http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2012.733369
okr.topic Education :: Primary Education
okr.topic Gender :: Gender and Education
okr.volume 49(2)
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