Celine Zipfel

Celine Zipfel is a PhD candidate in Economics at the LSE, specializing in development economics.

Content by Celine Zipfel
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in sub-Saharan Africa

    This brief quantifies the direct and immediate impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on people’s livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa: Using new data on income streams under lockdowns in developing countries, researchers simulate the effects of containment measures implemented by 32 countries, focusing on school, public transport, and workplace closures. The impact of workplace...

    11 May 2020 | Matthieu Teachout, Celine Zipfel

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Teacher gender and the gender gap in education: The case of Mozambique primary schools

    Mozambique is characterised by a substantial gender gap in education and male dominance in the teaching profession. This study investigates the relationship between the relative lack of female teachers and the gender gap in education across the universe of Mozambican schools. Using data from the annual school census (2004-2017), the authors document a small negative...

    8 Jan 2020 | Torsten Figueiredo Walter, Celine Zipfel

  • Project

    Teacher gender and the gender gap in education

    Mozambique is characterised by low levels of education and a significant gender gap in education. The literacy rate among the 15 to 24-year-olds is only 71%. Within this age group, the literacy gap between men and women amounts to 16 percentage points (UIS 2015). Anecdotal evidence suggests that the lack of female teachers, especially in rural areas, is an important...

    2 Dec 2019 | Torsten Figueiredo Walter, Celine Zipfel