Relative Deprivation and School Enrolment: Evidence from Mexico

Lucio Esposito, Adrián Villaseñor

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Abstract

Using a large dataset (2.9 million households), we provide solid evidence of relative deprivation as being a negative correlate of school enrolment in Mexico, absolute standard of living being controlled for. This result is robust to a number of specifications, and to the use of linear and less than linear indices of relative deprivation. In addition, we find that marginal effects of relative deprivation are stronger at higher standards of living and for older children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-186
Number of pages21
JournalReview of Income and Wealth
Volume65
Issue number1
Early online date12 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • relative deprivation
  • school enrolment
  • education
  • Mexico
  • wealth

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