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Title: Three essays on child education
Author: Kale, Gokce
ISNI:       0000 0004 6424 1145
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2017
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The aim of this thesis is to examine and analyse three separate aspects of child education. Being a developing and a global country, Turkey can be affected easily by the recent trends in the world. In order to overcome the possible hardships and poverty, and continue to develop, education is the most important and effective tool. Given the importance of education, it is needed to pay attention to diminish the inequalities in the education system particularly at the primary level, and help the most disadvantaged children. In this way, the country can develop as a whole and achieve a sustainable socio-economic development. This provides the motivation for the empirical analysis presented in this thesis which examines how the education of children is influenced by their parents' decisions - whether the parents chose to migrate, who they chose to marry, and whether they choose to put their children to work - in detail and makes policy suggestions where needed. The first empirical study, which is presented in Chapter 2 examines the effect of having a mother with a migration background on the educational attainment of children in Turkey. The results indicate that having a migrant mother increases the probability of starting high school and to continue to post compulsory education. However once the selective nature of migration is taken into account, results change dramatically. Chapter 3 investigates the effect of intermarriage on the educational attainment of children from those marriages in Germany. Since the results are mixed, the findings indicate that it is not easy to generalize the effect of intermarriages on the educational attainment of children. However findings show that what children experience in the school environment changes the effect of intermarriage. The third empirical study, which is presented in Chapter 4 aims to examine the determinants of Turkish children's participation in schooling and alternate activities. The findings indicate that the parental education is the main determinant in deciding which activity the children participate in. Also, being older and female decreases the probability to attend school. Moreover, having very young children at home increases the probability that children engage in alternate activities other than schooling.
Supervisor: Hole, Arne Risa ; McIntosh, Steven Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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