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The Gender Gap in Education in Eritrea in 1991-1998; A Missed Opportunity?

Joshua Comenetz (), Ales Bulir () and Zuzana Brixiová ()

No 01/94, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: This paper shows that during the 1990s, and before the 1998-2000 border war with Eritrea, the gender gap in education in Eritrea has widened on the national level, and large regional disparities have persisted. The gender gap appears to be linked to lower female teacher participation and limited employment opportunities. The widening of the gender gap is likely to have a long-term negative impact on both economic growth and poverty reduction.

Keywords: Eritrea; Education; Poverty reduction; Social policy; Gender gap, growth, girls, female teachers, female education, enrollment rates, Labor Discrimination, Education: Government Policy, Welfare and Poverty: Other, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-08-01
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