Measuring gender inequality in education in South Asia (2006)

One of a series of papers aimed at promoting better education in South Asia.

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©UNICEF ROSA
Publication Date: 2006
Author/Publisher: UNICEF ROSA, UNGEI
Language: English

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One of a series of papers aimed at promoting better education in South Asia developed from the collaboration between the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia and the UN Girls' Education Initiative and had its genesis at a Regional Meeting on Accelerating Girls' Education in South Asia in February 2005.

This paper assesses current measures for gender equality in education. While gender disaggregating enrolment and progression data has been an important step forward, measures that are concerned only with the presence or absence of girls in school provide little insight into aspects of gender inequalities within schools or the gendered environment beyond school. The paper presents the Gender Equality in Education Index (GEEI) a measure developed to draw on existing data sources to consider gender equality in education in more dimensions than simply enrolments.


 

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