Looking beyond universal primary education: Gender differences in time use among children in rural Bangladesh
This paper addresses gender equity in parents' educational investments in children in rural Bangladesh. The authors analyse correlates of time spent in school, studying outside school and work, using a dataset on time-use patterns of school-going children. The authors find that time spent at work varies inversely with the amount of time spent studying at home. Time spent in school is insensitive to factors such as poverty and gender. Time spent studying outside school is strongly influenced by household decisions that favour boys, who appear to have about 30 minutes more discretionary study time than girls.
Amin, Sajeda and S. Chandrasekhar. 2012. "Looking beyond universal primary education: Gender differences in time use among children in rural Bangladesh," Asian Population Studies 8(1): 23–38.