3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad
Note: Entry is open to all .You may confirm your participation through email or phone. The event can also be watched live at http://www.sdpi.tv/live.php
About the Lecture:
The lecture is based on speaker’s paper which for the first time documents the significant externalities of girls’ education on learning outcomes of younger siblings. In many developing countries, oldest sisters share child care responsibilities in household and potentially play an important role in younger siblings’ learning.
In this lecture, the speaker would present a model predicting the competing effects of increasing oldest sister’s schooling and how it had improved the younger brothers’ schooling, enrollment, literacy and numeracy.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Javaeria Qureshi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests lie in the areas of development economics, labor economics, and economics of education. Dr. Qureshi specializes in teaching econometrics and program evaluation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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Chair: Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad
Dr. Javaeria Qureshi, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA