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The Costs of Missing the Millennium Development Goal on Gender Equity

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dc.creator Abu-Ghaida, Dina
dc.creator Klasen, Stephan
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:09:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:09:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20266
dc.identifier ppn:380018861
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20266
dc.description At the Millennium Summit, the world community pledged to promote gender equality and chose as a specific target the achievement of gender equity in primary and secondary education by the year 2005 in every country of the world. Based on the findings from a growing empirical literature that suggests that gender equity in education promotes economic growth and reduce fertility, child mortality, and undernutrition, we estimate what the costs in terms of growth, and forgone fertility, mortality and undernutrition reduction, will be for the 45 countries that are, on current projections, unlikely to meet the target. Our estimates suggest that, by 2005, the countries that are off track are likely to suffer 0.1-0.3 percentage points lower per capita growth rates as a result and will have 0.1-0.4 more children per woman, and, by 2015, an average of 15 per 1000 higher rates of under five mortality and 2.5 percentage points higher prevalence of underweight children under five. Sensitivity analyses suggest that the results are quite robust to using different specifications and approaches to estimating these losses.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1031
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject I2
dc.subject J16
dc.subject J13
dc.subject J7
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject gender bias
dc.subject education
dc.subject millennium development goals
dc.subject growth
dc.subject Bildungschancen
dc.subject Gleichberechtigung
dc.subject Frauenbildung
dc.subject Soziale Kosten
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Welt
dc.title The Costs of Missing the Millennium Development Goal on Gender Equity
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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