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Bridging Education Gender Gaps in Developing Countries: The Role of Female Teachers

Karthik Muralidharan () and Ketki Sheth

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Abstract: Recruiting female teachers is frequently suggested as a policy option for improving girls' education outcomes in developing countries, but there is surprisingly little evidence on the effectiveness of such a policy. The gender gaps in learning outcomes are studied, and the effectiveness of female teachers in reducing these gaps using a large, representative, annual panel data set on learning outcomes in rural public schools in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is anlaysed. [BREAD Working Paper No. 398].

Keywords: developing countries; Female Teachers; Education; gender gaps; Andhra Pradesh; Indian state; learning outcomes; panel data; school-grade; student; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-09
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