Schooling Investments over Three Decades in Rural Tamil Nadu, India: Changing Effects of Income, Gender, and Adult Family Members’ Education uri icon

abstract

  • This article explores the changing determinants of schooling investments from 1971 to 2003 in Tamil Nadu India, using pooled and panel data of farming households We find that the high correlation between children's attainment of basic scholing and the household's assets for farming disappeared during the mid-1980s However, even after the mid-1980s, the attainment of advanced educations is still affected by rainfall and thus by farm income, indicating the lack of insurance markets and the segragation of poor households under agriculturally unfavourable conditions from advanced education Meanwhile, the segregation based on gender and adult members' education has been disappearing (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved

publication date

  • 2010
  • 2010