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A reversal of educational fortune? Educational gender gaps in Bangladesh

Shafiq, MN (2009) A reversal of educational fortune? Educational gender gaps in Bangladesh. Journal of International Development, 21 (1). 137 - 155. ISSN 0954-1748

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Historically, educational gender gaps in Bangladesh persisted as households invested more in the education of boys than girls. Recent anecdotal and descriptive reports, however, claim that Bangladesh has achieved gender parity in education. Using advanced empirical methods and nationally representative data, this study finds that urban and rural boys (relative to urban and rural girls) have a 7.4-27.4% lower likelihood of being enrolled in school, 0.4-1.5 fewer years of educational attainment and 9.7-30.8% lower likelihood of being literate. These findings draw attention to the causes of the reversal in the educational gender gap in Bangladesh. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shafiq, MNmnshafiq@pitt.eduMNSHAFIQ0000-0001-5634-0547
Date: 2 June 2009
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Development
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: 137 - 155
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1002/jid.1479
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0954-1748
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 15:36
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 06:55


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