A century of change in global education variability and gender differences in education
Permanyer, Iñaki
Boertien, Diederik

Date: 2019
Abstract: This article shows how overall education variability can be decomposed in four clearly interpretable components (variability among women and men, educational advantage favoring women and favoring men) and documents how these components have evolved over time in the world and its regions from 1950 to 2010 (with projections until 2040). Our findings suggest that (i) with education expansion, education variability tends to follow an inverted U-shape trajectory, (ii) the composition of education variability has been shifting dramatically over time; in particular (iii) variability among men was usually higher than variability among women until the turn of the millennium; from then onwards their educational attainment distributions have the same degree of dispersion, and (iv) while in the 1950s the educational advantage of men was by far the main contributor to education variability, nowadays the educational advantage of women has become the most important source of variability in high- and middle-income countries.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; submittedVersion
Subject: Education ; Gender Inequality ; Global Inequality
Published in: PLoS ONE, 2019 , ISSN 1932-6203

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