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Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the relationship between education and occupational choices in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using exposure to missionary activities during colonial periods as an instrumental variable for education, we find that education decreases the likelihood of individual's working in the agricultural sector, and increases the probabilities of engaging in professional and service ... read moresectors. Moreover, we explore the heterogeneous effect of education and results show that education has a larger impact on working in non-agricultural sectors for males than for females.
Thesis (M.S.)--Tufts University, 2016.
Submitted to the Dept. of Economics.
Advisor: MARGARET MCMILLAN.
Committee: Adam Storeygard, Margaret McMillan, and Gilbert Metcalf.
Keyword: Economics.read less