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Unpublished Paper
Gender gap in Secondary Education: singularities of women and men in educational strategies
(2015)
  • Alejandro Cid
  • Marianne Bernatzky
Abstract
The focus of the present study is to compare maleswith females in three key educational outcomes: dropout rates from formal education, education lag (in schooling years) and completion of different education levels. We utilize a datasetthat covers a period of 24 years (Continuous Household Survey: 1990-2013) and a dataset with youth and adolescents’information for 2008 (National Survey of Youth and Adolescence: 2008). Both datasets are country representative. We make emphasis on adolescence (13-18 years old), a stage in which the worst educational outcomes are found in Latin America. Results show a significant gender gap, with a persistent sign through the period: male students present higher dropout rates, are left behind in schooling years and have lower rates of completion of Middle and High School.
Keywords
  • educational gap,
  • gender,
  • education,
  • public policy,
  • academic achievements
Disciplines
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Alejandro Cid and Marianne Bernatzky. "Gender gap in Secondary Education: singularities of women and men in educational strategies" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alejandro-cid/3/