Analysis of gender gap at the school level in the punjab: Pakistan 2007-08


Using the data of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) for the years 2007-08, this study employs Oaxaca-Probit estimation technique to measure gender gap at the school level in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. The analysis is also disaggregated at the ruralurban level. Results suggest a strong pro-male bias under all specifications except in the urban domain where a marginal pro-female bias is found. Unobservable factors or cultural characteristics strongly and significantly determine the enrolment for both the sexes.

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