Evaluation of Gender Discrimination in the Allocation of Educational Expenditure in the Iranian’s Household

Gharakhanlo, Mahtab | 2014

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  1. Type of Document: M.Sc. Thesis
  2. Language: Farsi
  3. Document No: 46453 (44)
  4. University: Sharif University of Technology
  5. Department: Management and Economics
  6. Advisor(s): Fatemi Ardestani, Farshad
  7. Abstract:
  8. In the past few decades a range of human capital theories were developed by economists. In all these, education and training are considered as a prominent aspect of the human capital. Among all influential factors on the education, the role of the family in the allocation of educational expenditure is one of the most important factors. In this research, we investigate whether in gendr discrimination among sibiling is observed in Iranian households. Based on household budget data, we estimate the Engel curve in order to investigate the gender discrimination in the allocation of educational expenditure. Families divided into 6 clusters based on the composition of their children and the tests were run to answer the above question. In this clustering, households which have six to eleven years old daughter and do not have a son in this age cohort are put in cluster one, and household which have six to eleven years old son and do not have a daughter in this cohort are put in cluster two and respectively other cluster will be constracted for 12-14 and 15-18 years old. The sourse of data is household budget data gathered by the Center of Statistic of Iran for the year of (2012-13). The results of both methods conclude against the gender discrimination in allocating educational expensses between Iranian households in urban areas
  9. Keywords:
  10. Households ; Educational Expenditure ; Gender Discrimination

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