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Social Disparities in Education in Sub-Saharan African Countries : Gender, geographical location and family income


  • Alain Mingat

    () (IREDU - Institut de recherche sur l'éducation : Sociologie et Economie de l'Education - UB - Université de Bourgogne, World Bank, Human Development Department, The Africa Region - World Bank)


In this paper we have two complementary objectives: the first consists in proposing a description of the magnitude of social disparities that exist in the systems of education of Sub-Saharan African countries; we focus on recent data but we put also these data in a time perspective. The second objective aims at identifying some of the factors that may explain these disparities or the impact of the actions targeted to their reduction.

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  • Alain Mingat, 2006. "Social Disparities in Education in Sub-Saharan African Countries : Gender, geographical location and family income," Post-Print halshs-00086473, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00086473
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    Education; Subsaharan Africa; Educational policy; Social disparities; Disparités sociales; Afrique sub-saharienne; Politique de l'éducation;

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