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Wael Moussa

The Role of Secondary Education Tuition Fees in Enrollment Behavior in Malawi

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Secondary education, Malawi, tuition
This study employs a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impact of tuition fees on secondary school enrollment in Malawi. We provide evidence that tuition fees act as a signicant barrier to enrollment at the secondary school level. Moreover, we estimate that enrollment is about 17.5-20.2 percentage points (33,602-38,756 students in 2011) lower than it would have been if tuition were free.

Violent Conflict and Educational Inequality Literature Review

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Education inequality, conflict
In this review, we consider the body of research on conflict and educational opportunity. We begin by exploring the multitude of potential ways in which conflict disrupts the education system. We then turn to evidence on how conflict changes educational inequality – going from general impacts to effects and damages for specific subpopulations.

Education Inequality and Violent Conflict: Evidence and Policy Considerations

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Education inequality, conflict
Equity is at the heart of the new global development agenda, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) prioritizing a fair, inclusive world, where futures are not determined by one's wealth, ethnicity, sex, or other socioeconomic factors. This policy brief summarizes EPDC research findings produced under UNICEF's Learning for Peace program. The relationship between education inequalities and violent conflict finds strong empirical support, particularly in the years after 2000.

The Economic Costs of Educational Inequality in Developing Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Inequality, economic costs, Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition

The Effects of Armed Conflict on Educational Attainment and Inequality

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Conflict, inequality, educational attainment
We use the variation in the timing of conflict between countries using a difference-in-differences matching strategy to identify the impacts of armed conflict on years of schooling and educational inequality. We draw upon data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program and the Ethnic Power Relations databases, which enable us to distinguish between ethnic and non-ethnic conflicts. Further, we are able to identify the effect of conflict onset as well as the incidence of conflict in years following onset.

CIES 2016 - Conflict and Inequality Slides

Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Inequality, conflict, education inequality
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PowerPoint slides from CIES 2016 and fortcoming study on the effects of conflict on educational attainment and inequality, conducted in conjunction with UNICEF"S Learning for Peace program.

CIES 2016 - Economic Costs of Education Inequality

Author(s): Wael Moussa
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Inequality, gender inequality, economic inequality
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These powerpoint slides used for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting in Vancouver in March 2016 highlight forthcoming research on education inequality. The study employs a Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition to estimate the contribution of education to gaps in salaried employment and wages, across 25 low and middle income country economies.