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The Quality of School provision in Pakistan: Are Girls Worse Off?

Abstract:

Recent evidence from Pakistan points to significant pro-male households in the allocation of education expenditures. This raises two important questions: Is less spent on enrolled girls than boys through differential school-type choice for the two sexes, for example through greater likelihood of sending boys to fee-charging private schools? And, if indeed this is the case, are girls thereby condemned to lower quality schools, on average, than boys? By asking these questions, this paper makes ...

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Volume:
GPRG-WPS-066
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2007-01-01
URN:
uuid:30ef88d0-462e-4e54-bec7-ae25d98758d4
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13997
Language:
English

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