TITLE

Differences in the proportion of boys and girls enrolled in primary school

AUTHOR(S)
Baerlocher, Mark O.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/25/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 7, p712
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the ratio of boys and girls who attend the primary school varies by country. It states that data which were collected from 153 countries showed that 30 of them enrolled 5% more boys than girls and only 5 countries favored girls' education. Countries like Japan, Italy, France and Great Britain showed no difference in the proportion of girls and boys enrolled in primary school. The results of a survey concluded large inequalities for a primary school education for girls in most of the countries. Countries like Yemen, Chad, Benin and Pakistan showed the difference of 20-24% between the education of girls and boys. A graph depicting the proportion of boys and girls enrolled in primary school is also included in the article.
ACCESSION #
26594450

 

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