Intergenerational Educational Mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa

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This event will take place online. Registrees will receive a link one day before the start of the webinar.

This study investigates intergenerational educational mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) during the latter half of the twentieth century. It uses standardised census data from 22 countries obtained through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International (IPUMS-International). Educational mobility is estimated using the well-known persistence measure – intergenerational correlation (IGC) – for successive cohorts born between the mid-1950s and early 1990s. Taking into account the coverage (in number of countries and time period) and the use of a harmonized data source and methodology, the study aims to provide an extensive and robust compilation of evidence on educational mobility in SSA. 

Dr Seife Dendir is a visiting fellow at the ASCL and an economist. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Economics at Radford University in Virginia, USA. His teachings and research areas are economic development, applied microeconomics and econometrics, data analytics, and economics pedagogy. His current research focuses on returns to schooling, educational investments in children, and generally intrahousehold resource allocation issues in developing countries, mostly in Africa.


Date, time and location

22 July 2021
15.30 - 17.00
Online event