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Author Sutherland-Addy, Esi.

Title Gender equity in junior and senior secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa / Esi Sutherland-Addy
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Africa Region Human Development Dept., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 63 pages) : illustrations
Series Africa human development series
World Bank working paper, 1726-5878 ; no. 14
Africa Region human development series.
World Bank working paper ; no. 14. 1726-5878
Contents Introduction -- Participation in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa : the global picture -- Factors affecting the participation of girls in secondary education -- Promotion of female participation in secondary education -- Institutions addressing the issue of secondary education -- Concluding observations
Summary Evidence of gender inequity and inequality in terms of access, retention and performance in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa raises many questions. While transition rates from primary to secondary are higher for girls than boys, and the repetition rates are lower, girls still significantly trail behind boys in terms of secondary GER. This study documents and analyzes the extent and nature of gender disadvantage in junior and senior secondary education. It analyzes the causes of this disadvantage and identifies strategies that may be effective in reducing or eliminating it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-63)
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Subject Education, Secondary -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Girls -- Education (Secondary) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sex differences in education -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank. Africa Regional Office. Human Development Department.
ISBN 0821375067 (electronic bk.)
9780821375068 (electronic bk.)