Gender Gaps in Elementary Education in India in the post Right to Education Act Period: Implications for Policy

Space and Culture, India

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Title Gender Gaps in Elementary Education in India in the post Right to Education Act Period: Implications for Policy
Creator Hoque, Nurzamal
Mahanta, Ratul
Subject Enrolment Ratio
Transition Rate
Labour Market
Human Rights
Gender Parity Index
Social Science
Human Geography
Gender Studies
Description While the gender gaps in elementary education in India have almost been eliminated, we obtain somewhat different picture when adjusting the gaps to the appropriate school-age children (6-14 years) and the number of the child population. We calculate gender gaps in enrolment, transition rate (from primary to upper primary level), achievement in the examination, and test scores in different subjects in the post Right to Education Act period and obtain that girls are ahead of the boys in almost all aspects. The age-adjusted gender gap in enrolment has improved, implying that over time girls are more likely to enrol in schools within the appropriate school-age. Also, fewer girls are expected to remain out of schools compared to boys within the appropriate school-age. Perhaps, this progress in enrolment has resulted in better performances of girls in transition rate, achievement in examinations and test scores in individual subjects. The rising girls’ performance on different indicators of elementary education indicates the potential impacts of female share on future labour market.
Publisher Alliance for Community Capacity Building
Date 2020-09-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Space and Culture, India; Vol 8 No 2 (2020): Space and Culture, India; 117-128
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Nurzamal Hoque, Ratul Mahanta

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