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Gender and Science Education in Sub-Saharan Africa - Keynote address at the African Development Bank/African Finance and Economic Association Luncheon, Chicago, January 7, 2017

Juliet Elu ()
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Juliet Elu: Department of Economics, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, USA

Journal of African Development, 2018, vol. 20, issue 2, 105-110

Abstract: I consider the representation of females in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Appealing to data from the World Development Indicators, I evaluate the female share on graduates in two broad STEM disciplines. A descriptive analysis is offered that enables an assessment of the extent of Sub-Saharan African gender-inequality in STEM which can inform whether or not there should be policy interventions aimed at decreasing gender inequality and access to STEM education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Keywords: Gender; Inequality; Science Education; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F63 F68 I24 I25 I26 J62 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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