The colonial struggle over polygamy: Consequences for educational expansion in sub-Saharan Africa

Economic History of Developing Regions Vol/Iss. N/A Informa UK London Published In Pages: 1-23
By Becker, Bastian


Presence of polygamy will be negatively correlated with primary school completion and literacy rates in the immediate proximity of missions.


Also significant with local and individual controls


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logit regressionSupportedp<0.001primary school: -0.84; literacy: -0.59UNKNOWN