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Pregnancy-related dropouts and gender inequality in education: A life-table approach and application to Cameroon

Pregnancy-related dropouts and gender inequality in education: A life-table approach and... In this study, I used a life-table approach to estimate how much hypothetical reductions in pregnancy-related dropouts would help close the gender gap in educational attainment. Using the schooling histories of 6,686 pupils, I partitioned Cameroon’s gender gap in education into “pregnancy-related” and “non-pregnancy-related” components and simulated the impact of reductions in pregnancy-related dropouts on this gap. The results suggest that such reductions would have substantial payoffs in this setting, but payoffs would be the greatest where societies also address gender inequities before puberty and outside the realm of pregnancy. Reductions in pregnancy-related dropouts complement but do not replace efforts to reduce gender discrimination in schooling. Recent data from Demographic and Health Surveys should make it possible to extend this analysis to other countries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Demography Springer Journals

Pregnancy-related dropouts and gender inequality in education: A life-table approach and application to Cameroon

Demography , Volume 41 (3) – Jan 14, 2011

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Population Association of America
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Demography; Sociology; Population Economics; Medicine/Public Health, general; Geography (general)
ISSN
0070-3370
eISSN
1533-7790
DOI
10.1353/dem.2004.0021
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Abstract

In this study, I used a life-table approach to estimate how much hypothetical reductions in pregnancy-related dropouts would help close the gender gap in educational attainment. Using the schooling histories of 6,686 pupils, I partitioned Cameroon’s gender gap in education into “pregnancy-related” and “non-pregnancy-related” components and simulated the impact of reductions in pregnancy-related dropouts on this gap. The results suggest that such reductions would have substantial payoffs in this setting, but payoffs would be the greatest where societies also address gender inequities before puberty and outside the realm of pregnancy. Reductions in pregnancy-related dropouts complement but do not replace efforts to reduce gender discrimination in schooling. Recent data from Demographic and Health Surveys should make it possible to extend this analysis to other countries.

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DemographySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 14, 2011

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