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  1. The colonial struggle over polygamy: Consequences for educational expansion in sub-Saharan AfricaBecker, Bastian - Economic History of Developing Regions, 2021 - 5 Hypotheses

    In this study, the author closely examines the educational outcomes of Christian missions in sub-Saharan African societies. He shows that there was local demand for formal education, but theorizes that this demand decreased in polygamous societies as Christian missionaries required monogamy for entry. His results show areas that experienced this struggle over polygamy are associated with worse educational outcomes than those that did not.

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