The Gender Gap in Education in Eritrea in 1991-98: A Missed Opportunity?

 
Author/Editor: Brixiova, Zuzana ; Bulir, Ales ; Comenetz, Joshua
 
Publication Date: August 01, 2001
 
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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(s): Education | Eritrea | Social policy | Labor productivity | Economic growth | Poverty

Author's Keyword(s): Gender gap | education | growth | poverty reduction
 
English
Publication Date: August 01, 2001
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA0942001 Pages: 24
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