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Primary education completion in Egypt: Trends and determinants

Ray Langsten and Tahra Hassan

International Journal of Educational Development, 2018, vol. 59, issue C, 136-145

Abstract: Egypt has committed to providing “education for all”. Annual Global Monitoring Reports show a Net Enrollment Ratio of 97%. We use data from the 1988 through 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Surveys to assess progress in the Net Attendance Ratio and the Primary School Completion Rate. Economic equity in educational attainment increased. However, only children from wealthy families have achieved Universal Primary Education: middle-class and poor children lag. Educational attainment of girls and rural boys has improved; gender parity has been achieved. The attainment of poor urban boys has been stagnant. They are now the most educationally disadvantaged children.

Keywords: Egypt; Net Enrollment Ratio; Net Attendance Ratio; Primary School Completion Rate; Proximate Determinants of Educational Attainment; Gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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