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 a mission in a polygamous society will be negatively correlated with primary school completion and literacy rates.


Also significant with local and individual controls


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logit regressionSupportedp<0.001primary school: -0.41; literacy: -0.29UNKNOWN