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The Gender Gap in Education in Eritrea in 1991-1998; A Missed Opportunity?

  • Joshua Comenetz
  • Ales Bulir
  • Zuzana Brixiova

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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Date of creation: 01 Aug 2001
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:01/94
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  1. 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.
  2. Oded Galor & David N. Weil, 1993. "The Gender Gap, Fertility, and Growth," NBER Working Papers 4550, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Berta Esteve-Volart, 2000. "Sex Discrimination and Growth," IMF Working Papers 00/84, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Subbarao, K & Raney, Laura, 1995. "Social Gains from Female Education: A Cross-National Study," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 44(1), pages 105-28, October.
  5. Thorbecke, Erik & Jung, Hong-Sang, 1996. "A multiplier decomposition method to analyze poverty alleviation," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 279-300, March.
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