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Selected for support under the first round of the PEP-PAGE initiative, this project examines the effects of the choice of language for education (French, Arabic or bilingual) on self-employment and firms’ performance in Chad. Results fom the analysis show that young people who choose Arabic instead of French as educational language are more like to become entrepreneurs; however, such type of entrepreneurship is undertaken as a means for subsistence rather than profit-seeking activities. To produce such evidence, the team of researchers applied a recursive vicariate profit model (to tackle the endogeneity of education choice) on data from the third Chadian survey on consumption and the informal sector (ECOSIT III, 2011). Find out more through the following PEP publications:

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