Research Curveball

This whole process has actually been pretty interesting because I’ve realized you don’t always end up doing exactly what you plan based on what resources are available to you and time constraints. Originally, I planned to analyze determinants of primary and secondary school enrollment for boys and girls in Bangladesh to understand target areas for education incentive policies. I was going to do empirical analysis using datasets from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to determine the probability of child, household, and community level factors contributing to school enrollment, child labor, and girls’ age of marriage. The second part of my project would have been field research in Bangladesh to conduct a case study on a village in the dataset and compare the empirical data to observations on the ground.

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