Stephanie Bonds

Fellowship Recipient, Rocca Pre-dissertation Research, Rocca Dissertation Research Fellowship
PhD Candidate
Department: Economics

Parent-Child Preferences and Secondary School Choice: Evidence from Kenya

Country Expertise: Kenya
Language Expertise: Spanish, Language Expertise: Swahili
Fellowship Year(s): 2020
Project/Theme Title: Heterogeneous Benefits and Demand for Secondary Schooling in Kenya
Language: Swahili
Abstracts: Demand for secondary school in western Kenya remains low, despite improvements in primary school completion rates. 23 percent of individuals who finish primary school fail to enroll in secondary school. One potential constraint is the secondary school application and admissions process, in which misperceptions about school or student characteristics may lead to poor application choices. The proposed research will (i) examine the extent to which students misperceive either the difficulty of admission at secondary schools or their own ability, and (ii) assess the effect of providing information on beliefs, school-student match quality, and educational outcomes.

Fellowship: FLAS - Academic Year
Fellowship Year(s): 2019
Language: Swahili
Fellowship Year(s): 2018
Project/Theme Title: Heterogeneous Benefits and Demand for Secondary Schooling in Kenya