The determinants of school attainment in sub-Saharan Africa: A case study of Ghana

Paul Glewwe, Nauman Ilias

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Abstract

This paper investigates the factors that determine educational attainment in Ghana. The following specific questions are addressed: 1) What are the relative impacts of economic growth and improvements in school quality on educational attainment? and 2) What policy variables are most effective for reducing the gender gap in educational attainment? We find that economic growth will play the most significant role in raising the school attainment in Ghana in future years. Continued economic growth should also reduce the gender gap substantially. In addition to economic growth, provision of blackboards and repairing of leaking roofs will significantly raise school attainment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-413
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of International Development
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Economic growth
  • Education
  • Gender gap
  • Ghana
  • School attainment
  • School quality
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

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