|Name: Sekar Sanding Kinanthi
Advisor: Dr. Dwini Handayani Arianto, S.E., M.Si.
|Abstract: Education is found to be one of the leading factors affecting child marriage, though the relationship between the two is complex. The two-way relationship between education attainment and the probability of child marriage indicate an endogeneity problem. To address this problem, this study exploited the implementation of School Operation Assistance (henceforth be referred to as BOS) as an exogenous factor that indicates a jump in the years of schooling for a Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity design using data from the 2002/2003, 2007, 2012, and 2018 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS). This study found that an increased year of schooling decreases the probability of child marriage by an average of 3. 8-6.6 percent. The study also shows that there is some evidence of a ‘knowledge effect’, which means that educational attainment affects the probability of child marriage through the channel of media and increased reproductive health knowleclge.|