A century of change in global educational inequality and gender differences in education
Permanyer, Inaki (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Boertien, Diederik (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)

Data: 2018
Resum: This article aims to explore how overall education inequality is articulated in four basic constituent parts (inequality among women and men, inequality favoring men and inequality favoring women) and how these parts have jointly evolved over time in the world and its regions. We investigate whether or not these regions have gone through periods in which, as education expands, both education inequality and the gender gap in education declined simultaneously. For that purpose, we have developed a new inequality index adapted to the ordinal nature of educational attainment with nice decomposability properties that can be useful for scholars and policy-makers to track the evolution of overall education inequality and all its subcomponents. Our findings suggest that (i) the composition of education inequality has been shifting dramatically over time; in particular (ii) inequality among men was usually higher than inequality among women until the turn of the century; from then onwards women's and men's educational distributions are equally unequal; (iii) the educational advantage of women over men has become the most important source contributing to educational inequality for most high- and middle-income countries, and (iv) the world and its regions have gone (and are expected to go) through considerably long periods of time where education expansion is not at odds with both gender and education inequality reductions.
Nota: Population Association of America (PAA). 2018 Annual Meeting. Denver, 26-28 Abril
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: conferenceObject
Matèria: Educational inequality ; Gender
Publicat a: Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting. Denver (Estats Units d'Amèrica), : 2018



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