The effect of household and community on school attrition: an analysis of Thai youth

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Sociology
Creator Korinek, Kim
Other Author Punpuing, Sureeporn
Title The effect of household and community on school attrition: an analysis of Thai youth
Date 2012-01-01
Description We analyze school attrition among youth in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. We find that family investments in schooling are shaped by both household and local community contexts. There is an enrollment advantage for girls across different households and communities. We find that youth whose mothers have migrated and youth in immigrant households are at greater risk of leaving school. Attrition is negatively associated with household educational and economic resources. The local labor market, especially the supply of professional and managerial work, positively affects family investment in children's education. For girls, but not boys, the odds of leaving school are lower in communities dominated by manufacturing and services occupations, which disproportionately employ young women. Our findings highlight the obstacles to achieving universal secondary schooling completion in societies characterized both by entrenched inequalities as well as new inequalities brought about by uneven development, feminization of labor, migration, and other processes related to globalization.
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press - Journals
Volume 56
Issue 3
First Page 474
Last Page 510
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Korinek, K., & Punpuing, S. (2012). The effect of household and community on school attrition: An analysis of thai youth [Limpact du foyer et de la communauté sur les départs de lécole: Une analyse de la jeunesse Thaï]. Comparative Education Review, 56(3), 474-510.
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Date Created 2012-08-29
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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