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Type Working Paper - Strategies for Analysis and Growth in Africa Working Paper
Title Integrating education and population policy: The gender-equity payoffs of reducing pregnancy-related dropouts
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
Page numbers 0-0
URL http://www.saga.cornell.edu/images/wp164.pdf
Abstract
Plausible arguments suggest that policies to avoid pregnancy-related dropouts can help close gender gaps in education in Africa but these payoffs require quantification. This research uses schooling life tables to simulate how the gender gaps in secondary school completion within 23 sub-Saharan African countries would narrow if these countries reduced the incidence of pregnancy-related dropouts. Results suggest that reducing pregnancy-related dropouts is neither indispensable nor sufficient to close current gender gaps in most cases, yet it could halve these gaps in one third of the countries studied.

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Eloundou-Enyegue, Parfait M, J M Stycos, and Fatou Jah. "Integrating education and population policy: The gender-equity payoffs of reducing pregnancy-related dropouts." Strategies for Analysis and Growth in Africa Working Paper (2004).
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