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Beyond gender, measuring disparity in South Asia using an education parity index

Friedrich Huebler

Beyond gender, measuring disparity in South Asia using an education parity index

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Published by United Nations Children"s Fund, Regional Office for South Asia in Kathmandu .
Written in English


About the Edition

Report based on work which was presented at a conference titled Education policy and the right to education: towards more equitable outcomes for South Asia"s children, held in September 2007.

Edition Notes

StatementFriedrich Huebler.
SeriesEducation debate
ContributionsUNICEF/South Asia., United Nations. Girls" Education Initiative.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23623226M
LC Control Number2009311718

Gender inequality emerged as an international concern in the ’s and has played an important role in international development policy. The elimination of gender disparity in education and employment are both integral to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other large-scale development initiatives. Male gender disparity in education, the underachievement of males, and the negative school outcomes have been recognized by many in the field of education (Catsambis, Buttaro, Mulkey, Carr Steelmaan, & Koch, ; Eder, ; Gurian &. The Gender Inequality Index from the Human Development Report only has data from Considering this, Sarah Carmichael, Selin Dilli and Auke Rijpma, from Utrecht University, produced a similar composite index of gender inequality, using available data for the period , in order to make aggregate comparisons over the long run.


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BEYOND GENDER: MEASURING DISPARITY IN SOUTH ASIA USING AN EDUCATION PARITY INDEX This document is based on work the author presented at the conference on ‘Education policy and the Right to Education: Towards More Equitable Outcomes for South Asia’s Children’ that was organized by the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia in September Measuring Gender Inequality in Education in South Asia SERIES FOREWORD There is a growing sense of momentum around education in South Asia.

Governments are engaged and a lot has been done. The Millennium Development Goals have added an additional spur to action as indeed have greater awareness on gender disparity and the need for educated workers. Table 1. Which countries will achieve gender parity by Gender parity in primary and secondary education current status and prospects for achieving the goal Notes: Countries in bold indicate that enrolment rates are higher for males.

The achievement of the gender goal is defined as a GPI value ranging from to File Size: KB. The Gender Parity Index (GPI) is a socioeconomic index usually designed to measure the relative access to education of males and females.

This index is released by UNESCO. In its simplest form, it is calculated as the quotient of the number of females by the number of males enrolled in a given stage of education (primary, secondary, etc.).A GPI equal to one signifies equality between males and.

Education for All Global Monitoring Report Gender Disparities in Education. EFA and MDGs: Gender related promises Education for All (EFA) Goal 5: Eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education byand achievingFile Size: 2MB.

Concept paper developed for workshop on Beyond Parity: Measuring Gender Equality in Education, London, SeptemberDiscover the world's research 17+ million membersAuthor: Elaine Unterhalter. Beyond gender, measuring disparity in South Asia using an education parity index.: United Nations Children's Fund, Regional Office for South Asia, Thesis or Dissertation.

The World Economic Forum began measuring the gender gap in The report is an annual benchmarking exercise that measures progress towards parity between men and women in four areas: Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, Economic Opportunity and Political Empowerment.

South Asia is the highest in the world. Beyond gender and education outcomes for girls are strongly * Even within South Asia, and within India or related to economic conditions, the disparities between Pakistan, there are huge variations in gender disparity.

outcomes for girls and boys are Size: 2MB. Progress For Children: A Report Card on Gender Parity and Primary Education(No.2). At secondary level, gender disparity is more pronounced than at primary level: the gender parity index for Chad isDemocratic Republic of CongoNigerBurkina Faso ,Author: Fatuma Chege.

The estimated value of gender parity index (GPI) is less than 1 but it increases from in to in When the gender parity index (GPI) for enrolment shows a value equal to 1, female and male enrolment rates are equal. A value less than 1 indicates that proportionately less female than male have enrolled.

However, GPI graduallyFile Size: KB. In these cases, a GPI of less than 1 indicates a disparity in favour of girls and a value greater than 1 indicates a disparity in favour of boys. Limitations. This index does not show whether improvement or regression is due to the performance of one of the gender groups (boys or girls).

School enrollment, tertiary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) from The World Bank: Data Learn how the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID (coronavirus). Find Out. Southeast Asia, with the exception of Laos and Cambodia, is relatively open to girls getting an education.

Primary education is equal almost across the region, except in Laos and Cambodia. Girl's education has been expanding all over the world, though not fast enough to ensure a basic education for the millions of girls still out of school.

UNICEF estimates and projections indicate that three regions – Middle East/North Africa, South Asia and West/Central Africa – will not meet the gender parity goal in primary education by   The role of gender in South Asia.

From many perspectives women in South Asia find themselves in subordinate positions to men and are socially, culturally, and economically dependent on them. 3 Women are largely excluded from making decisions, have limited access to and control over resources, are restricted in their mobility, and are often under threat of violence from male relatives.

4 Cited by:   The new report Gender and Education for All (EFA)compiled by UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and UN Girl’s Education Initiative also revealed that no country in sub-Saharan Africa has been able to meet the gender equality goal.

“Educating a girl educates a nation. It unleashes a ripple effect that changes the world unmistakably for the better,” said Irina Bokova. Japan still has the third highest gender pay gap in the OECD at percent, although down from percent in Asia’s second-largest economy also ranks among the.

gaps are a pervasive phenomenon in South Asia and that wealth interacts with gender to exacerbate the existing gap in education outcomes among males.

Filmer and King () concluded that the disparity between educational outcomes across gender is not related to economic conditions. First, as is by now well known, the level of gender disparities in health and education outcomes for girls at the national level in South Asia is the largest in the world.

Second, the differences in gender disparity among Indian states or among the provinces of Pakistan. Despite gender parity in schooling, a country such as Malawi, where fewer than 40% of girls – and boys – complete primary school, should not be considered a girls’ education success.

More broadly, low levels of school enrollment and completion undoubtedly reflect gender-related barriers, even in the absence of gender gaps.

The Gender gap index for India compared to other countries. The gender gap index is one of many multi-dimensional measures of gender disparity. India was scored at by the World Economic Forum, and ranked out of countries in Gender inequality in India refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men.

Gender parity in educational attainment is often used as the main measure of progress in achieving gender equality in education, including progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 17 Although the UNESCO Gender Review described a broader vision of gender equality in education, the primary measure of progress in girls’ education Cited by: Gender parity and greater gender equality in schooling can, and often do, co-exist with gender inequalities outside of education.

Powerful examples of these are provided in countries where gender parity in secondary education has been achieved. In the United Kingdom, girls have been systematically doing better than boys (Arnot and Phipps, ).Cited by:   Beyond gender: Measuring disparity in South Asia using an education parity index.

Kathmandu, Nepal: UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). Google ScholarAuthor: Nira Ramachandran. education inequality within genders because although the country has already achieved gender equality in education, and gender statistics show that the Philippines is one of the countries where the little disparity in education generally favors females, the dispersion of education within males and females has been rarely, if not at all by: SSA has the largest gender disparity in PCRs with 71 percent of boys completing primary school vs.

63 percent of girls in MNA also has a large gender disparity at percentage points difference be-tween the genders. SAS had a large gender disparity in ( per-centage points) but decreased the difference to percentage pointsFile Size: 1MB.

School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) from The World Bank: Data Learn how the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID (coronavirus).

Find Out. Inequality in South Asia appears to be moderate when looking at standard indicators such as the Gini index, which are based on consumption expenditures per capita. But other pieces of evidence reveal enormous gaps, from extravagant wealth at one end to lack of.

Among upper primary or middle schools in India, the gender parity index was highest atwhile it was the lowest at for higher education in Paris, 12 October—A new Gender Report compiled by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) for International Day of the Girl Child, shows that fewer than half of countries – of which none in sub-Saharan Africa - have achieved the goal of gender parity in both primary and secondary education, even though all were supposed to achieve it by   The Gender Parity Index measures the relative access to education of men and women.

Inmore women than men were enrolled in tertiary education in Eastern Asia with a. All UN member states have agreed to "eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably byand in all levels of education no later than ," as stated in the Millennium Development r, statistics from UNESCO's Global Education Digest make clear that gender parity in primary education cannot be achieved in The finding that gender disparity reduces at higher levels of education is interesting.

In fact, Husain and Sarkar () found a reversal of gender disparity at the secondary and higher secondary levels in several states. Unfortunately, gender disparities at higher levels of education have been rarely examined in the Indian context. The gender disparity in education is considered as the biggest hindrance in women empowerment.

In the midst of such pessimism, recently, (constitutional assembly election, ) small South Asian country like Nepal kindled a hope in women empowerment ensuring. Equity and Access to Tertiary Education: The Case of Vietnam. 0 1. Introduction. 4 2.

Education system in Vietnam Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Even in the few countries where gender parity has been achieved in tertiary education, “gender streaming” of women toward specific types of non-university institutions and/orCited by: 3. South Asia. With an average remaining gender gap of 33%, the South Asia region is the second-lowest scoring on this year’s Global Gender Gap Index, ahead of the Middle East and North Africa and behind the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

2 AGENDA: Box 1. Millennium Development Goal 3 MDG 3: To promote gender equality and empower women. Target: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably byand in all levels of education no later than Indicators: • ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education • share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sectorFile Size: 1MB.

School enrollment, tertiary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) Definition: Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in tertiary education is the ratio of women to men enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.

Description: The map below shows how School enrollment, tertiary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the. gender indicators through a new initiatives such as the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) Initiative, a recent project executed jointly by the UN Statistics Division and the UN Women.

The initiative resulted in a set of gender indicators on education and health, File Size: KB.urban South African context: a pilot study. Br J Psychiatry ; Role of gender in health disparity: the South Asian context Fariyal F Fikree, Omrana Pasha South Asia’s girls and women do not have the same life advantage as their Western counterparts.

A human rights based approach may help to overcome gender related barriers and Cited by: Regional Disparities in Education: A Comparative Study between KBK and Non-KKB Districts of Odisha, India.

The disparity index in literacy between ST and non-ST by using the following formula.