This research assesses the short-term and long-term impact of access to secondary education in Ghana through an ongoing randomized control trial. Students who passed secondary school entrance exams but could not enrol for financial reasons were randomly awarded scholarships. Outcomes are compared with a control group. This policy brief outlines some of the short-term findings on barriers to secondary school enrolment and the impact of secondary education on marriage and fertility.
Duflo, E.; Dupas, P.; Kremer, M. Estimating the Benefit to Secondary School in Africa: Experimental Evidence from Ghana. Policy Brief. International Growth Centre (IGC), London, UK (2012) 7 pp.