Title

Gender Inequalities in Educational Participation

Keywords

gender parity, educational policy, gender inequality, Dominican Republic, gender equity

Abstract

Social development indicators reveal that most developing countries are on trajectories that will result in failure to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the targeted date (UNDP 2003). In fact, 50 countries are regressing on at least one of the goals, while another 65 countries in all probability will fail to reach one of the MDGs until after 2040 (UNDP 2005). This raises some important questions about the challenges in meeting these goals, and about what needs to be done to narrow the divergence between the stated objectives and reality.

Original Publication Citation

Hyer K.E., Ballif-Spanvill B., Peters S.J., Solomon Y., Thomas H., Ward C. (2008) Gender Inequalities in Educational Participation. In: Holsinger D.B., Jacob W.J. (eds) Inequality in Education. CERC Studies in Comparative Education, vol 24. Springer, Dordrecht

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Springer, Dordrecht

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Psychology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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