- Free education in Sri Lanka. Does it eliminate the family effect?
- Economics of Education Review
- Volume | Issue number
- 21 | 6
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
- Using the human capital theory we modelled and estimated the school enrolment and the length of schooling decisions of Sri Lankans. Our results show a very clear positive association between family background and the education decision. Children of affluent families seem to derive more benefits from the free education policy. In particular, mother’s education and parents’ income have a strong effect on the education decision.
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