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Gender inequality in education: Political institutions or culture and religion?

Cooray, Arusha; Potrafke, Niklas


We investigate empirically whether political institutions or culture and religion underlie gender inequality in education. The dataset contains up to 157 countries over the 1991-2006 period. The results indicate that political institutions do not significantly influence education of girls: autocratic regimes do not discriminate against girls in denying educational opportunities and democracies do not discriminate by gender when providing educational opportunities. The primary influence on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Political Economy
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2010.08.004


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