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The Gender Gap in Education in Eritrea in 1991-1998

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  • Joshua Comenetz
  • Ales Bulir
  • Zuzana Brixiova

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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.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 01/94.

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Length: 25
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2001
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:01/94

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Keywords: Poverty reduction; gender gap; girls; female teachers; female education; enrollment rates; elementary schools; female enrollment; gross enrollment; enrollment rate; school enrollment; female students; primary school; primary education; gross enrollment rates; regional education; family planning; gross enrollments; basic literacy; gender inequality; primary school enrollment; education sector; genital mutilation; female employment; barriers to girls ? education; policy research report on gender; school teaching; female labor force participation; female labor; universal education; women in education; gender equality; universal primary education; role of women; female labor force; elementary education; educational attainment; sex discrimination; gender disparities; gender gaps; enrollment data; affirmative action; access of women; school-age children; access of girls; elementary school students; school-age population; sexes; gender inequalities; children per woman; advancement of women; height for age; gender differences; female genital mutilation; gender equality in rights; gender relations; teenage pregnancy; marriage laws; economic situation of women; female poverty; illiteracy rate; net enrollment; elementary school teachers; school teachers; pregnancy; gross primary school enrollment; primary school education; female student;

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  1. Thorbecke, Erik & Jung, Hong-Sang, 1996. "A multiplier decomposition method to analyze poverty alleviation," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 279-300, March.
  2. Berta Esteve-Volart, 2000. "Sex Discrimination and Growth," IMF Working Papers 00/84, International Monetary Fund.
  3. Galor, Oded & Weil, David, 1995. "The Gender Gap, Fertility and Growth," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 1157, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Bellew, Rosemary & King,Elizabeth M., 1991. "Promoting girls'and women's education : lessons from the past," Policy Research Working Paper Series 715, The World Bank.
  5. Subbarao, K & Raney, Laura, 1995. "Social Gains from Female Education: A Cross-National Study," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 44(1), pages 105-28, October.
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  1. Katrin Elborgh-Woytek & Monique Newiak & Kalpana Kochhar & Stefania Fabrizio & Kangni Kpodar & Philippe Wingender & Benedict J. Clements & Gerd Schwartz, 2013. "Women, Work, and the Economy:Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity," IMF Staff Discussion Notes 13/10, International Monetary Fund.

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