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Equality of Opportunities and Fiscal Incidence in Cote d'Ivoire

ACCESS TO EDUCATION ACCESS TO GOODS ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACCESS TO PRIMARY EDUCATION AGE GROUPS BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE CASH TRANSFERS CHILD EDUCATION CITIZEN CITIZENS CIVIL CONFLICT CLEAN WATER COMPLETION RATES DECISION MAKING DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT POLICY DIGNITY DISADVANTAGED GROUP DISTRIBUTION OF ACCESS DROPOUT DROPOUT RATES ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC STATUS EDUCATION FOR GIRLS EDUCATION LEVEL EDUCATION SPENDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ELDERLY EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENROLLMENT ENROLLMENT RATE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY ETHNIC GROUP FEMALE FEMALE CHILDREN FEMALE HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS FEMALES FIRST GRADE FREEDOM OF CHOICE GENDER GIRLS HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS HIGH INEQUALITY HOME HOUSEHOLD HEAD HOUSEHOLD HEADS HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD PER CAPITA INCOME HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN POTENTIAL IMPACT OF CONFLICT INCIDENCE ANALYSIS INCOME DISTRIBUTION INCOME QUINTILE INEQUALITIES INEQUALITY INTERVENTIONS INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION KIDS LIVING STANDARDS NUMBER OF CHILDREN POLICY ANALYSIS POLICY DIALOGUE POLICY DISCUSSIONS POLICY MAKERS POLICY RESEARCH POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER POLITICAL INSTABILITY POOR POOR HOUSEHOLDS POVERTY ASSESSMENT POVERTY REDUCTION PRIMARY ENROLLMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPLETION PRIMARY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY PROGRESS PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC POLICY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLIC SPENDING RADIO READING RESPECT RURAL RURAL AREAS RURAL FEMALE RURAL GIRLS RURAL RESIDENCE SAFE DRINKING WATER SANITATION SANITATION FACILITIES SCARCE RESOURCES SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SCHOOL YEARS SOCIAL PROGRESS SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIETY SPOUSE TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEENAGERS TELEVISION UNIVERSAL ACCESS URBANIZATION VIOLENCE VULNERABILITY VULNERABLE GROUPS WAR WILL YOUTH
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Cote d'Ivoire
2012-04-27T07:44:40Z | 2012-04-27T07:44:40Z | 2012-04

This study analyzes opportunities for children in Cote d'Ivoire, where opportunities refer to access to basic services and goods that improve the likelihood of a child maximizing his or her human potential. The principle that guides this analysis is one of equality of opportunity, which is that a child's circumstances at birth should not determine his or her access to opportunities. The analysis computes the Human Opportunity Index, which measures the extent to which access to basic services is universal and evenly distributed among children of different circumstances. Opportunities are limited in Cote d'Ivoire, despite some improvements in access to electricity and timely access to primary education. Otherwise, trends on access remain stagnant. Scale effects (variations across the board) are behind these trends, with little improvement observed from equalizing interventions. Circumstances such as region and household head characteristics affect a child's access to opportunities, while household incomes and a child's gender and ethnicity play a relatively small role in access differentials. Public spending on education opportunities is shown to be regressive and pro-rich, especially when analyzed across the distribution of circumstances rather than acroos income level.The groups of children that are particularly behind in terms of educational opportunities are those whose household heads lack primary education and reside in rural areas. Closing the enrollment gap of these children should be a priority for targeted educational interventions. However, improving opportunities may require more than a single type of intervention: opportunities with low coverage may need to be scaled up, while those with large inequalities of access may require equalizing interventions.

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