Gender bias in schooling : the case for Bhutan

Choden, Phuntsho & Sarkar, Dipanwita (2013) Gender bias in schooling : the case for Bhutan. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 18(4), pp. 513-528.

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Abstract

Differing parental considerations for girls and boys in households are a primary cause of the gender gap in school enrolment and educational attainment in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. While a number of studies have focused on the inequality of educational opportunities in South Asia, little is known about Bhutan. This study uses recent household expenditure data from the Bhutan Living Standard Survey to evaluate the gender gap in the allocation of resources for schooling. The findings, based on cross-sectional as well as household fixed-effect approaches, suggest that girls are less likely to enrol in school but are not allocated fewer resources once they are enrolled.

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ID Code: 56423
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue: Macro and micro dimensions of manufacturing performance in India
Keywords: education inequality, gender bias, two-part model
DOI: 10.1080/13547860.2012.742676
ISSN: 1354-7860
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy [Volume 18, Issue 4, 2013] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13547860.2012.742676
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2013 05:54
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2014 23:54

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