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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 4)
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Catastrophic Spending on Education in Ghana: An Analysis of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (Fourth Round)

Felix O. Mettle, Ezekiel N.N. Nortey, Moses Aikins and Christiana Ennin
Corresponding Author:  Eric Broni-Bediako 

Key words:  Catastrophic, education, expenditure, household, , ,
Vol. 3 , (4): 123-129
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 April, 29 2011 September, 25 2011 December, 15
Abstract:

The main objective of this study is to estimate the proportion of households who spend catastrophically on education and also find out which of the household characteristics significantly influence catastrophic expenditure on education and to provide basis for trend analysis of catastrophic expenditure on education in Ghana. Education is fundamental to human development and growth. However, cost of education is entirely not borne by the government and this shifts partly or in some cases wholly to the household who seeks the education for its members. There are some household factors that influence catastrophic spending on education and these were what the paper seeks to find out. It was evidenced from the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS) round 4 data used that households with female heads have a higher tendency of spending catastrophically on education than that of households with male heads. Households whose heads are divorced or separated have the highest tendency of spending catastrophically on education. Households in coastal regions have the highest tendency of spending catastrophically on education. The study showed that sex, age, highest educational qualification of the head of household, size of household and the region in which a household is located are significant determinants of catastrophic spending on education.
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Felix O. Mettle, Ezekiel N.N. Nortey, Moses Aikins and Christiana Ennin, 2011. Catastrophic Spending on Education in Ghana: An Analysis of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (Fourth Round).  Research Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 3(4): 123-129.
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