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


Differences in primary school completion and literacy rates between polygamous and non-polygamous societies will disappear with greater distance from missions.


Also significant with local and individual controls


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logic regressionSupportedp<0.001primary school: 0.33; literacy: 0.17UNKNOWN