Information by Country

Benin

Key Indicators

Female  Male  Total 

Female literacy rate (MICS) of 15-24 year-olds

 

 45% 66%  55.5% 
Primary

Net attendance rate, MICS/DHS (2011)

 

58%  65%  87.7% 

GPI primary enrolment, UIS (2010)

 

n.a. n.a. 0.87

Completion/survival, UIS (2010)

 

53%  58%  56% 

Proportion of children out of school, UIS

 

...  ...  8% 
Lower Secondary

Net attendance rate, MICS/DHS (2011)

 

23% 34%  28.5% 

GPI lower secondary, UIS (2011)

 

n.a.  n.a.  0.67 

Completion/survival (2005)

 

60%  65%  63% 

Proportion of children out of school (2011)

 

...  ...  ... 

.

Free and compulsory education according to level Primary: Yes

Secondary: No

Higher: Yes but not compulsory

Legal age of marriage for girls 18

Percentage of girls getting married below the age of 18, MICS/DHS

 

34% 

Gender Equality Index, Human Development Report, UNDP

 

0.618 

Interaction of Overlapping Disparities

Email icon Email this article

Printer icon Printer Friendly