The Gender Gap in Education in Eritrea in 1991-1998 : A Missed Opportunity?

Author/Editor:

Joshua Comenetz ; Ales Bulir ; Zuzana Brixiova

Publication Date:

August 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper shows that during the 1990s, and before the 1998-2000 border war with Eritrea, the gender gap in education in Eritrea has widened on the national level, and large regional disparities have persisted. The gender gap appears to be linked to lower female teacher participation and limited employment opportunities. The widening of the gender gap is likely to have a long-term negative impact on both economic growth and poverty reduction.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/94

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851724/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0942001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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