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Analysing The Gender Gap In Education Attainment: A Simple Framework With Application To Ghana

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  • Minh Cong Nguyen
  • Quentin Wodon

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A simple decomposition is provided to analyse the gender gap in educational attainment with an application to Ghana. The decomposition considers six conditional steps required for completing high school, namely starting and completing primary school, starting and completing junior high school, and starting and completing senior high school. Using household surveys parameters are estimated conditionally on having completed the previous step. By estimating the decomposition over time and comparing parameters between groups, we are able to assess whether the gender gap is being reduced over time and where dropping out takes place in the education system for various groups. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Minh Cong Nguyen & Quentin Wodon, 2014. "Analysing The Gender Gap In Education Attainment: A Simple Framework With Application To Ghana," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 26(1), pages 59-76, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:26:y:2014:i:1:p:59-76
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    1. Dopart, Alethea & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Thematic Paper: Comprehensive Education," MPRA Paper 45309, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Dopart, Alethea & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Тематическая Работа: Всестороннее Образование
      [Thematic Paper: Comprehensive Education]
      ," MPRA Paper 45353, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Dopart, Alethea & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "ورقة مواضيعية: التعليم الشامل
      [Thematic Paper: Comprehensive Education]
      ," MPRA Paper 45351, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Dopart, Alethea & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "专题论文:全面教育
      [Thematic Paper: Comprehensive Education]
      ," MPRA Paper 45356, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Seshie-Nasser, Hellen A. & Oduro, Abena D., 2016. "Delayed primary school enrolment among boys and girls in Ghana," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 107-114.
    6. Dopart, Alethea & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Documento temático: Educación integral
      [Thematic Paper: Comprehensive Education]
      ," MPRA Paper 45354, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Dopart, Alethea & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Document thématique : L’éducation globale pour tous
      [Thematic Paper: Comprehensive Education]
      ," MPRA Paper 45352, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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