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Religion and education gender gap: Are Muslims different?

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  • Hajj, Mandana
  • Panizza, Ugo

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This paper uses individual-level data and a differences-in-differences estimation strategy to test whether the education gender gap of Muslims is different from that of Christians. In particular, the paper uses data for young Lebanese and shows that, other things equal, girls (both Muslim and Christian) tend to receive more education than boys and that there is no difference between the education gender gap of Muslims and Christians. Therefore, the paper finds no support for the hypothesis that Muslims discriminate against female education.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics of Education Review.

Volume (Year): 28 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 337-344

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:28:y:2009:i:3:p:337-344

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Keywords: Religion Islam Education Gender gap Discrimination;

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