Religion and education gender gap: Are Muslims different?
AbstractThis 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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Religion; Islam; Education; Gender Gap;
Other versions of this item:
- Hajj, Mandana & Panizza, Ugo, 2009. "Religion and education gender gap: Are Muslims different?," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 337-344, June.
- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- O53 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-03-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2006-03-05 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-EDU-2006-03-05 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2006-03-05 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2006-03-14 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2006-03-15 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SEA-2006-03-08 (South East Asia)
- NEP-SOC-2006-03-07 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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