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Published Date: Jul 15, 1996
Landed Power and Rural Schooling in Pakistan (R-3)
Shahrukh Rafi Khan, SDPI, and Rehana Siddiqui, PIDE.
1992(Published in Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, Vol 12, No. 2, 1996.)
Anecdotal evidence from rural Pakistan suggests that large landlords are opposed to education since it could cause attitudinal changes that challenge the existing order or cause the emigration of potential labor to towns and cities. Combining a political economic perspective with the human capital demand for schooling model, we use limited dependent variable analysis to investigate the impact of relative and absolute landed power on the demand for schooling. Our findings show that the presence of very large landlords in a village are inversely associated with mean educational attainment in that village.