Absence of democracy and gender inequality in education
Potrafke, N. & Cooray, A. V. (2010). Absence of democracy and gender inequality in education. 6th Australasian Development Economics Workshop 2010 (pp. 1-30). Sydney: School of Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney.
We investigate empirically how the degree of democracy affects gender equality in education. The dataset contains 66 countries from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America over the 1991-2008 period. The results indicate that democracy advances gender equality in education while conversely less democratic regimes discriminate in education against girls. Democratization therefore has an important role in gender equality in education of girls, which, in turn, has a positive influence on economic development and growth.
Arusha V. Cooray and N Potrafke. "Absence of democracy and gender inequality in education" Faculty of Commerce - Papers (2010): 1-30.
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